By Maribel Martín
Now you have arrived at Hueva city, it is not as well known as other Andalucian towns, but it is a very interesting location to explore.
There is a lot to see and do in Huelva, you can download in your phone this practical guide in your Road Trip around the southern spain destinations:
Here my recomendations of things to do and visit in Huelva.
Mercado del Carmen (a food market) where you can adquire the famous white prawns as well as many fresh products, very nice place to do your foodie shopping for the campervan.
The statue of Cristobal Colon is situated at the Plaza de las Monjas.
Monumento a la Fe, a very large statue, donated to Spain by the USA in 1929.
Huelva cathedral is also worth a visit in the center of town.
You can find the geolocalation of this must do of huelva here
Parque Moret, a green zone, for nice walks. or if your are wondering where to go in Huelva with kids?
You may be interested in seeing the English village, also called ” Barrio Obrero”, where the English workers of the Rio Tinto mines lived, built like a quaint English village.
Other things to see in or near the city are:
Muelle del Tinto (the Tinto pier) where the metals from the mines were loaded on to boats. Built in 1874 was closed in 1975 and rehabilitated in 2007 for the use of the public, it is over 1 km long and you can use it to walk or cycle, also a very good place to watch the sunset and take photographs.
Las marismas del Odiel (the Odiel marshes), for bird watching.
The “Paseo maritimo de la ria, a boulevar by the estuary.
The Santuary of “Nuestra Señora de la Cinta” this is a lovely church a lot of people visit.
The miners train to Rio Tinto, a touristic old train that takes you to see the mines, a verg impresive trip to admire the different colours of the landscape.
In Huelva province there are several interesting locations to visit:
El Castillo de Niebla (Niebla Castle) with the Guzmanes fortress built in medieval times, is an awesome walled complex.
Santuary of El Rocio where pilgrims go every year to take the Virgen out in procession.
Doñana National Park to see the birds that come to spend the winter, you can also see deer and other animals if you are lucky.
Palos de la Frontera where the “Museo del Muelle de las 3 Carabelas” is a complex dedicated to the discovery of America by Cristobal Colon, it has a medieval village, an island called “la isla del encuentro” and a guarani village, every thing is set up as the Admiral found it when he landed in America for the first time on 12th October 1492-
El Monasterio de la Rabida, where Colon stayed prior to sailing to America.
The beaches at Mazagon, Punta umbria, Rota and Ayamonte are stunning.
Where to eat in Huelva
- Bar Pappis, a good tapas bar very appreciated by people who have been going there for years.
- La Fonda de María, good Spanish & European cuisine, also caters for vegetarians and vegans.
- La Teja, very popular, excellent Spanish food, tapas and full meals.
- Noviembre tapas y vinos, very good chef, innovative cuisine.
- Casa Pepe, excellent place for fish and shell fish, famous for its triqui-triqui sauce.
- Restaurante Juan José, good Mediterranean food, Expeciallity Spanish Omeletts
- Acanthum, this restaurant is well considered and reasonable priced for a one star Michelin.
- Azabache, tapas bar with good food also service and a good setting.
If you would like to have a break from the Camper van and stay in another type of accommodation, you could stay at the very comfortable Aliocio Rooms Huelva Accommodation in Palos de la Frontera, and enjoy sleeping in a good bed and have a relaxing shower, situated near Mazagon Beach it has 13 rooms, all services and reasonable prices.
Some camping sites in Huelva
Camping Doñana Playa, located within Doñana Natural Park, with restaurant, wifi, swimming pool,beach and it also admits pets.
Camping el Madroñal in the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, ideal for trekking and walks in the woods, it has also got a nudist area, as well as a restaurant, swimming pool and
a very relaxing setting.