Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. It is located along the Gulf of Cadiz coast, at the confluence of the Odiel and Rio Tinto rivers. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 145,150 inhabitants. The city was called Onuba during Roman times; the Arabs then called it Walbah. It suffered substantial damage in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Tropical Depression Vince made landfall just off the coast of Huelva in October 2005, making it the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Spain. Huelva and its metropolitan area have a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, characterized by very mild and wet winters and long warm to hot and dry summers.
The local football team Recreativo de Huelva is the oldest in Spain and its foundation dates from 1889. One series of attraction to visit in this province are the so-called Columbus sites . These sites include Huelva itself, Moguer, Palos de la Frontera and the Rábida Monastery. The visitors can find the places where Columbus sought the aid of the Fransicans at the monastery of La Rábida. They introduced him to local rich sailors – the Pinzón Brothers- and Ferdinand and Isabella.
Recommended hotel in Huelva
FI. VALSEQUILLO - S/N | Huelva Spain
Opened in 2004, the fully air-conditioned manor with a familiar atmosphere offers 40 rooms and is an ideal location to live, relax or simply to enjoy the natural surroundings.