Plan out what to see in Huelva: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, activities, cultural events, accommodation, recommendations.
The weather in Huelva
Visiting Huelva is to visit a very important part of our history, there is much history to see in Huelva, a history of 5,000 years (therein have been found remains of settlements dating back between 2,500 to 3,000 BC) ), for it has passed almost all civilizations they have inhabited the Iberian Peninsula.
There are many things to see in Huelva and in this article you will find what is indespensable for planning your holiday to Huelva, with links to more information about the places that most interest you.
The city of Huelva is located in the Guadiana basin at the confluence of the rivers Tinto and Odiel, the two most important rivers of the province. Its strategic location on the Atlantic Ocean, in the area of influence of the Mediterranean sea, its closeness to Africa, along with the existence of old major mineral deposits, made that Huelva has been a precious enclave since time immemorial.
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Therefore, there are many remains of different civilizations to see in Huelva. In the city of Huelva have passed the Phoenicians, founders of the city who called it “Unas Baal“, the strength of God, then the Tartessos they settled, the Greeks and Romans period of greatest splendor for the city, calling Onuba Aestuaria by its location, that is why the citizens of Huelva were called Onubenses. Then came the Muslims and Castilians, also leaving an important legacy to see in Huelva.
Later on with the peak of the marine knowledge headed by the sailors of the province, the capital is established as a leading port during the part of the discovery and conquest of America . Also in this matter we see numerous cultural events in Huelva.
Huelva was seen tremendously affected by the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755, this earthquake significantly miraculously changed the appearance of the place, destroying important heritage and forever changing the past and present of Huelva. Later on, with the acquisition of the ancient mines of Rio Tinto by the company Rio Tinto Company Limited, the city becomes a small English territory, constructing a railway that leads to the capital and a pier of shipment for the output of the mineral to the Atlantic.
Places of what to see in Huelva
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Gastronomy in Huelva
|Starters||White prawns from Huelva, Jabugo ham, beans with squid, beans “enzapatás”, tomato soup, scrambled eggs with asparagus, beans with pennyroyal, crumbs and braised artichokes.|
|Meats||Pestorejo roast, cheek sauce, pickled partridge, rabbit cacciatore, bull‘s tail stew, chop retinto grilled, roast lamb and roast kid.|
|Fish||Raya fish with paprika (stewed), grilled sardines, grilled sole, snapper with onions, Pimientilla sardines, tuna with tomato, tuna flakes by and peppered tuna|
|Desserts||Merengas of coffee, cider cortadillos, tocinillos of cielo, pestiños, donuts, torticas of butter.|
|Wines with denomination of origin of Condado de Huelva, also quality brandy made with the wines of the area, besides tostón of chestnuts, cherry brandy, wine and spirits with mushrooms.|
|Other Products||Traditional crafts of Huelva. In addition to the extra virgin olive oil and Iberian ham with denomination of origin Ham from Huelva|
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Some information about the history of Huelva
|3.000 B.C||Have been found remains dating between 3000 and 2500 settlements. B.C, long before the Tartessos, besides also found remains of a prehistoric whale in the heart of the city.|
|1.000 B.C.||Possible foundation of the Phoenician town of “Onuba Austuaria” at the lower part of the present city of Huelva.|
|600 B.C.||The Greeks are set out in the Andalusian coast engaging in trade relations with Tartessos|
|500 B.C.||The Carthaginians reached onuba, stopping the trade with Greece.|
|205 B.C.||Invasion of the Romans after defeating the Carthaginians in the Punic Wars.|
|476 A.C.||Arrival and establishment of the Visigoths invaded the ancient Roman colony.|
|713||Huelva is conquered by the troops of Abd–al-Aziz.|
|1012||Abd al-Aziz al-Bakri establishes the Taifa kingdom of Huelva naming Mr. Umba and Xaltis.|
|1238||The troops of Iñigo Mendoza conquered the city for Christians.|
|1492||Depart from the port of Palos de la Frontera (near Huelva) The first expedition to the Indies under the command of Columbus.|
|1509||Fernando the Catholic ordered the governors of the estate to pay 10,000,000 maravedis to the House of Medinaceli in compensation by Huelva|
|1658||King Philip IV declared the city a free and exempt from levies for military service.|
|1755||An earthquake destroying the lives of eight people and left affected the majority of the buildings occurs.|
|1810||During the war of independence, the Duke of Arenberg attacked the port of Huelva, representing a significant number of casualties and the capture of a supply convoy to Cadiz.|
|1833||Huelva became the capital of the province according to the administrative division of Javier de Burgos.|
|1936||The July 29, 1936, eleven days after the military coup, Huelva was occupied by the army revolted against the Second Republic and remained so for the rest of the war.|
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