Huelva is the land of the sun, endless beaches, wine, nature, seafood and great Iberian ham. This beautiful city located in mountain ranges and marshes has a contrasting landscape that will make the most demanding traveller fall in love. In this Andalusian corner, you will enjoy a wonderful vacation and taste traditional food with great weather almost assured.
Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and even Christopher Columbus have left an important trademark in this city and you will love to discover all about it. Do not think twice and book in our hotels in Huelva, Spain. Get lost discovering this beautiful location and all it has to offer.
In the city centre you can find the most popular tourist attractions like the Monastery of La Rábida where Columbus devised his famous trip to the New World. This building of the XIV and XV century, was frequently visited by Hernán Cortés, Sandoval, and Pizarro. In the same building you can also find Martín Alonso Pinzón’s remains, as he was buried there. You can visit a replica of the three caravels, the Pinta, the Niña and the Santa María on the river banks of the Tinto River in front of the José Celestino Mutis Botanical Park.
If you want to follow the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, you should go to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Ribbon where this navigator prayed after his first trip to give thanks for the success. In the Plaza de la Merced you will come across a monument dedicated to Columbus and on the outskirts, you can find a museum dedicated to the Pinzón Brothers.
There are other important monuments that are worth visiting such as the Cathedral of La Merced, the Agustinas convent, the Archaeological Museum or the Casa Colón.
The Riotinto mines is a very special visit you should do while in Huelva; not only for the characteristic reddish landscape, but also for the locomotive ride you have to take to get there. This locomotive was built by ancient inhabitants of the city and we definitely suggest you do not miss the opportunity to enter the mine and in a miners' home. A similar experience will rarely be repeated.
If you want to add more adventure to your trip, we recommend you to visit La Gruta de las Maravillas. In the town of Aracena, near the mines, you can find this beautiful cave that offers an exciting journey through galleries, lakes, and areas with centenary limestone formations. You cannot miss this!
Whether you are travelling for pleasure or business, you should stay at our hotel in Huelva with modern and comfortable rooms where you can relax. Your best option is Sercotel Hotel Familia Conde, located near the main tourist points of interest and with a pleasant and professional atmosphere.
This is one of the most important natural protected areas in Europe with a great variety of ecosystems (beaches, dunes, forests, pine forests, marshes, valleys, lakes and more). Definitely, an exciting place where you can discover unique and endangered species such as the Iberian lynx or the imperial eagle.
Within this famous park, you can walk through Raya Real, a small reserve area where you can see wildlife. Other options are horseback riding or a route through the marshes; you can take this tour by car and see many different birds.
In Huelva, you will not be able to stop eating tapas. You will find beautiful taverns and terraces where you can taste the most popular dishes. You cannot miss trying the Iberian ham from Jabugo, the Andalusian pincho, and other delicious recipes such as scrambled eggs with prawns, stingray with paprika, coquinas with garlic, grilled seafood or fish stew. For dessert, you can have perronillas (dry pastry cooked with lard and cinnamon).
The Andalusian tradition and hospitality can be sensed as soon as you visit Huelva. This town will make you enjoy unforgettable days in the south and you will definitely learn more about mining and the history of Spain. Book now in one of our hotels in Huelva, visit us and enjoy your holiday and the beautiful scenarios of this city. We’ll be waiting for you!