What to see in Huelva


We tell you the visits that you cannot miss in the city of Huelva.

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Santuario de Nuestra Señora de La Cinta


Sanctuary in El Conquero

  • It is located at the top of a hill in the area known as Cabezo del Conquero, from where you can enjoy magnificent views.


  • In Marian iconography, the Virgen de la Cinta is a symbol of comfort and protection. Christian tradition tells that the Virgin gave a ribbon to Saint Monica as a symbol of the future conversion of Saint Augustine.


  • This religious monument in Gothic style dates from the 15th century, although it has been transformed later.


  • In the 18th century, a second floor was built over the church as a guesthouse and a house for the santero, and in 1955 the patio, the railings and the side chapels were renovated.


  • The main nave preserves a horseshoe arch that recalls its Mudejar ancestry.


  • The mural with the fresco painting of the Virgen de la Cinta that presides over the main Chapel was painted with egg tempera and gold leaf. It has been recently restored.


  • It is recommended to visit in the area of "El Conquero", the Hermitage of the Patron of the city of Huelva.


  • Free access.


  • +34 959155122


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends and holidays from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Avenida Manuel Siurot, s / n, 21002


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Catedral De La Merced


The parish church of La Merced

  • The Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, in a beautiful square populated by palm trees.


  • This monument that was part of the old convent of La Merced is today the headquarters of the University of Huelva; and also, since 1954, the Episcopal See and Cathedral of Huelva. It was declared a National Monument in 1970.


  • The project was commissioned by Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, VIII Duke of Medina Sidonia. The chapel was used for the services of the Discalced Mercedarians convent, being founded in 1605.


  • The current Cathedral is the result of the modifications that took place in the following three centuries. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style under the direction of Pedro Silva after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.


  • The original architect who designed it is unknown, it is believed that it could have been Alonso de Valdevira, Fray Juan de Santa María or Martín Rodríguez de Castro.


  • It is a church with a basilica-style hall plan, composed of three naves separated by semi-circular arches, and with a central transept.


  • The head of the chapel is presided over by a rococo dressing room from the 18th century, with the sculpture of Our Lady of the Ribbon.


  • The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mercy is located in the Plaza de la Merced.


  • Free access.


  • +34 9529243036


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 1pm. Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Plaza de la Merced.


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Iglesia de San Pedro


The oldest parish in Huelva

  • Only by observing from outside the parish can we appreciate its Arab ancestor.


  • This temple was built on the remains of an old mosque, in front of what was once the Castle of Huelva.


  • The Parish is in the Mudejar and Baroque style, its white walls are typical of the buildings of the city, and contrast with the pink of its bell tower.


  • The 1755 Lisbon earthquake also wreaked havoc on this building, as it has had to be rebuilt on several occasions due to damage suffered during various storms. It also suffered severe damage during the Civil War.


  • The Parish consists of three naves separated by arcades: the Main Chapel, the Gospel Ship and the Epistle Ship. The central nave is higher than the lateral ones.


  • The Choir has been located in the central nave since 1927. The stalls were restored after the Civil War.


  • The sacristy, dating back to 1632, has a rectangular plan and is covered by a vaulted brick vault. Here we can find the Crucified of Forgiveness, a 16th century sculpture, transferred from the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Arcos de la Frontera.


  • The oldest parish in the city, the Parroquia Mayor de San Pedro Apóstol, located in the Plaza de San Pedro.


  • Free access.


  • +34 959 24 05 47


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: On weekends it opens at 9am. St. Peter's Square, 10.


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Iglesia de la Concepción


A simple but charming church

  • This beautiful Parish has gone through a lot, it has collapsed due to weather conditions and has been destroyed in the Civil War, but today it is completely renovated and rebuilt. The white of its facade with details in warm tones creates a contrast worthy of admiration.


  • It is the second parish church built in Huelva, after the Parish of San Pedro, and it is the first parish in Spain consecrated to the Immaculate Conception.


  • The Parish was built in 1515, like the rest of the monuments that we have visited, it was also damaged by the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, so reforms were made to rebuild it, by Pedro Silva.


  • The disasters that this temple has suffered have been many. In 1936, during riots in the Civil War, it was destroyed. But it was rebuilt a couple of years later, under the direction of José María Pérez Carasa. It was also damaged again due to an earthquake in 1967.


  • The exterior of the temple corresponds to the restoration that took place in the 18th century, it is in the Baroque style.


  • The Parish is made up of three naves with apse chapels at the head. The naves are separated by three semicircular arches. The central nave is covered by a large barrel vault, and the lateral ones by arched wooden vaults, thanks to which the original ceiling can be seen.


  • On the pillars that separate the naves there are two commemorative tombstones corresponding to Captain Andrés Garrocho (1537) and to the priest José Páez Hernández (1936).


  • On Calle de la Concepción we find the Parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin.


  • Free access.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Plaza de las Monjas


The historic center of Huelva

  • We can find several music kiosks, restaurants and an information point.


  • Its atmosphere, spaciousness, and the numerous pigeons make this square an ideal place for younger children to play.


  • You can access the Plaza by the Gran Vía where we will find a small fountain and the monument to Columbus.


  • Plaza Nueva, Plaza de San Juan, Plaza del Rey, Plaza de Isabel II, de la Constitución ... until it was given its current name of Plaza de las Monjas in 1936, although it had also been called that way in 1805 .


  • The square was built on the land near the Agustinas Convent in the 16th century, and it was expanded and modified in the following centuries.


  • The architecture of the square has a semi-open rectangular plan.


  • The Magna Fountain was built in 1942.


  • The Columbus monument was added in 2011.


  • We can walk through this beautiful square located in the historic center of the city.


  • Free access.


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Free access.


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Monumento a la Virgen del Rocío


Huelva's religious spirit made bronze

  • From the tranquility of a park with palm trees, we can contemplate the infinity of details of this beautiful sculpture that represents the religious spirit and devotion of the Huelva people.


  • The monument measures 4.30 meters high by 3 meters wide, weighs about 6,000 kg.


  • It is made of patinated bronze, and represents a scene from a procession, specifically the procession of the Lily of the Marshes, which takes place on Pentecost Monday.


  • The author of the sculpture is Elías Rodríguez Picón, and it was installed in 2011.


  • Among the symbols of this image are the medals of the brotherhoods of Nuestra Señora del Rocío de Huelva, Emigrants and Rociana del Condado.


  • It highlights the peculiarity that it does not have a support or base and is at the height of the viewer.


  • A curiosity is that the author used real characters to make his sculpture, among the characters is Elías himself with his father and two-year-old son.


  • We will pass by this emblematic sculpture, a symbol of Huelva's devotion to the Virgen del Rocío.


  • Free access.


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Muelle de mineral de la compañía Riotinto


Strolling over the marshes

  • You can walk and fish, it is very beautiful at sunset and during sunset.


  • The Río Tinto Company Limited purchased the mining operations of Huelva in 1873, which promoted their development and turned the city into the world capital of copper exports.


  • The Pier was built between 1874 and 1876, and is located on marshes on the Odiel river.


  • It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2003.


  • We propose to take a walk along the mineral pier of Riotinto, known as Muelle del Tinto, a commercial pier famous in Huelva for its views.


  • Free access.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Free access. Calle Presidente Adolfo Suárez, s / n.


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Barrio Reina Victoria


The English architectural legacy in the heart of Huelva

  • There are 274 houses, all of them are unique and different from each other, it is interesting to take a walk around the neighborhood to appreciate the details of the houses.


  • Part of the heritage of the Río Tinto Company Limited along with the pier we just visited and the Casa Colón, is this neighborhood of English-style houses, built in 1916.


  • The neighborhood consists of eight hectares of extension, is structured like a small city with nine parallel streets, squares and gardens, is located on a small elevation known as Cerro de San Cristóbal, and is delimited by a wall.


  • The English style of the houses is combined with Andalusian, colonial and neo-Mudejar architecture, similar to what we can find in German or Dutch houses.


  • The neighborhood was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2002.


  • Let's visit the Barrio Obrero, better known as the Barrio de Reina Victoria.


  • Free access.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Free access.


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Monasterio de la Rábida


The discovery of America from Huelva

  • During the visit, we will be able to see the Monastery, the library with a copy of Juan de la Cosa's world map that portrayed America for the first time.


  • There are free audio guides in several languages.


  • In this Monastery Christopher Columbus found lodging in 1485, and he met Fray Juan Pérez and Fray Antonio de Marchena, who helped him make contacts with the Huelva crown and sailors, putting him in contact with Martín Alonso Pinzón, co-discoverer of America.


  • Martín Alonso Pinzón is buried in this Monastery.


  • The Church is made up of a main nave, a main chapel and the chapel of the Virgen de los Milagros.


  • The Cloister dates from the 15th century, it was built in the Mudejar style and is what is best preserved after the Lisbon earthquake.


  • The simple chapter house, the largest cell in the Monastery, is known as Father Marchena's cell. There are theories that Fray Antonio de Marchena, Pinzón or the physicist Garcí Fernández spoke in this room. It was rebuilt in the 17th century.


  • The Monastery of La Rabida is a beautiful place with great historical importance located in Palos de la Frontera.


  • 3.5 euros.


  • + 34 959350411


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm. On Mondays and Christmas holidays it is closed.


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Muelle de Las Carabelas


Reliving the discovery of America

  • In addition to the caravels, we can visit the interpretation center, the medieval quarter and the Isla del Encuentro.


  • The pier closes half an hour after the end of ticket sales.


  • Here we will find the reproductions of La Pinta, La Niña and La Santa María, which were built in 1992 to celebrate the fifth centenary of the discovery of America.


  • The largest caravel is the Santa María, it is located in the center and to the sides La Pinta and La Niña.


  • The environment prior to the discovery of America in the city has also been imitated through the medieval port district. Here we will find a market, carts and other characteristic elements of the 15th century.


  • Here is the interpretation center, where there is a 30-minute projection in which historical events prior to the discovery of America are reviewed.


  • The Island of the Encounter, is a part of the exhibition where the indigenous culture of the first American island on which Christopher Columbus landed on October 12, 1492, the Island of Guanahani, which he would call San Salvador, has been recreated.


  • Also in Palos de la Frontera, we can visit the Muelle de las Carabelas Museum.


  • 3.60 Euros general admission.


  • Discounts for students, pensioners and groups.


  • +34 95930597


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Summer: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rest of the year from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.


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Centro De Visitantes Del Parque De Doñana El Acebuche


The home of flamingos

  • Organized excursions can be hired in which a private guide will take us in an off-road car, or visit by car, or on foot.


  • It is recommended to book especially in high season, since the number of daily visits is limited.


  • It is a very interesting place for lovers of photography and ornithology.


  • We can find several visitor centers from which we can book excursions: Acebuche, Palacio del Acebrón, José Antonio Valverde, Fábrica del Hielo and La Rocina.


  • The reserve has more than 1,300 square kilometers of extension distributed between Huelva, Seville and Cádiz.


  • Among its spectacular landscapes we will find several different ecosystems: -The marshes, which occupy half of the entire extension of the park. -The beach of more than 30 km of fine sand. -El coto, a wooded area of Mediterranean scrub. -The moving dunes.


  • Among the ecosystems we will find different species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and especially birds, there are more than 300 different bird species.


  • Doñana is home to some threatened species, such as the Iberian lynx, the imperial eagle, and the gray teal.


  • We can also see deer and wild boar


  • The most abundant migratory birds are the flamingo, the goose and the stork.


  • It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1994.


  • You cannot go to Huelva without visiting the Doñana Park, in the province of Almonte. It is one of the most important reserves in Europe, home to thousands of migratory birds.


  • Guided tours from 30 euros.


  • Free entry to certain areas of the park.


  • 34 959439629 959439627


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.



7 Ratings

dieg_malon

dieg_malon

Contacte esta guía porque quería saber más de Colón, allí conocí las réplicas de sus Carabelas y El Monasterio de Rábida donde se hospedó. Gracias por todo.

21/08/2020

alichispix

alichispix

De esta ciudad me gustó todo. Sus edificios antiquísimas como las iglesias de San Pedro y la de la Concepción, deleitan la vista y los Monumentos alusivos a Colón y la Virgen del Rocío, me impresionaron. Llenos de historia y místerio.

19/08/2020

vickybcn

vickybcn

Recorrer su centro histórico y el sin fin de Iglesias, su catedral y sitios religiosos hacen de Huelva una ciudad distinta. La guía me ha sido muy útil

05/08/2020

alejandrita

alejandrita

Huelva tiene mucho q ofrecer por su rica historia, la casa de Colón no pudo faltar en este viaje al igual que la estatua de la virgen y el ayuntamiento.

24/07/2020

luisma76

luisma76

Una guía muy completa, ideal para conocer a fondo la ciudad.

21/07/2020

josemartin

josemartin

Muy clara la guía, en hora buena!

20/07/2020

aneola

aneola

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30/10/2019