Holidays to Huelva
The world owes a lot to the city of Huelva. As one of the Columbus sites, the city played an important role in Christopher Columbus’ hunt for his Franciscan brothers. Huelva provided the sailors that boarded Columbus’ journey that ended with the groundbreaking discovery of America. Christopher Columbus made a point of praying to the city’s patron before and after his travels, proving that Huelva holidays can be inspiring. Keep an eye out for the Monument a Colon where you’ll find the explorer’s commemoration.
A grand design with a rough history
With architecturally stunning neighbours such as sunny holiday destination Seville, it’s common for visitors to be puzzled by Huelva’s lack of incredible buildings. There’s a pretty good excuse for this, as the 1755 Lisbon earthquake caused irreparable damage across the whole city. 300 years on, surviving the shake up, Huelva has several beautiful churches standing proudly including the Catedral de la Merced and the Iglesia de San Pedro. The port is home to some incredible ironwork from the 19th century and the neo-Moorish train station is the definition of grand.
Local food that will get your taste buds tingling on holiday in Huelva
The port makes a welcome addition to the Costa de la Luz coastline. It’s an interesting break in the otherwise perfect blue and yellow striped horizon. The city centre is made up of bright palm treelined squares, each framed with restaurants and cafes that entice you in with their exotic smells and excited buzz. If you want to sample the delicacies from Huelva, Jamon de Jabugo is its most famous export. This cured ham is one of the finest you’ll find whilst on holiday in Spain, maybe the world, and is a must-try for any food lover. If you’re a seafood fan, try the unusual white prawns fished from the sea the same day. Restaurant owners in Huelva make sure that your food is as fresh as possible and they’ll be more than willing to ensure you’ve tried a bit of everything.
Wish you were there….
A holiday to Huelva is one that is guaranteed to be filled with rich history, gastronomic delights and glorious sunshine. Booking with lastminute.com means that you can afford to explore even more of the Costa de la Luz coastline. Watch the Atlantic Ocean lap the sunny shores of Cadiz or brush up on your history in Seville. At lastminute.com we want you to have a holiday to remember that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. So make the most of the Spanish sunshine and have an extra glass of sangria on us.
Huelva Holiday Travel Information
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