Huelva, Spain Luxury Voyages

Huelva, Spain Luxury Voyages

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Cruise to a seaport rich in maritime history

Located along the Gulf of Cadiz coast in southwestern Spain, Huelva dates back to 3000 BC. Since that time, everyone from the Phoenicians and the Greeks to the Romans and the Moors has inhabited it—and you can see the influence of these different civilizations in Huelva’s many churches, mosques, castles, forts, and pretty white-walled villages. In the 15th century, the city grew in importance with the discovery of America, since Christopher Columbus set sail from Huelva in the Puerto de Palos de la Fronter on his epic voyage to the new continent.

Be sure to visit some of Huelva’s historic sites like the Catedral de la Merced which dates back to 1605, the Iglesia de San Pedro, Casa Colon, and the Gran Teatro de Huelva, as well as Moret Park, which covers 70 hectares and is considered one of the best urban parks in Andalucía.

And no visit to Huelva would be complete without trying Jamon de Jabugo—one of the most famous types of ham in all of Spain—as well as other popular local products like olive oils, marzipan, goat cheese, wines, and fruit liquors, especially cherry liquor.

MONASTERIO DE SANTA MARIA DE LA RABIDA

MONASTERIO DE SANTA MARIA DE LA RABIDA

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MONASTERIO DE SANTA MARIA DE LA RABIDA

MONASTERIO DE SANTA MARIA DE LA RABIDA

Surrounded by impressive gardens and dating back to the 15th century, La Rabida is still a working monastery today. Christopher Columbus stayed here while waiting for financing for his exploration of the New World and the monastery features stunning murals depicting his life.

MUELLE DE LAS CARABELAS

MUELLE DE LAS CARABELAS

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MUELLE DE LAS CARABELAS

MUELLE DE LAS CARABELAS

This quay features life-size replicas of Columbus’s three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María. Explore the decks, living quarters, and storage areas, brought to life by interpreters. Visit the museum next door to learn about Spain in the 15th century and get insight into Columbus’s voyage.

COTO DE DONANA NATIONAL PARK

COTO DE DONANA NATIONAL PARK

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COTO DE DONANA NATIONAL PARK

COTO DE DONANA NATIONAL PARK

This immense park comprises three distinct kinds of ecosystem: the marismas, the Mediterranean scrublands, and the coastal dunes and beaches. Walk the footpaths of Coto de Donana, and enjoy the incredible array of flora and fauna.

Huelva, Spain At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 37°15'41.12"N 6°56'41"W
Size: 149.00 KM2 (57.53 MI2)
Population: 149,410
Density: 1,003 Pop/KM2 (387 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

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