Huelva is seafring city , characterised by the wide estuary which becomes
the River Odiel. Andalusian architecture may be admired in the Church
of La Concepción or the large Church of San Pedro, which has a
beautiful tower and opens onto some of the most pleasant areas of the
city, such as the Boulevard of Palmeras de Santa Fe. The Cathedral of
La Merced, dating from the 18th century, is modest in size but harmonious
in style. Next to it is the charming and shady Las Monjas Square and the
fine viewpoint the peaceful Conquero, from which we look down onto the
new, colorful Bullring and the Odiel Marshlands and which takes us to
the Sanctuary of the patron saint Virgen de la Cinta, a white construction
built in the Mudéjar style.
A visit to Huelva must include its Provincial Museum, where the eventful
history of the area may be traced from the Tartessians to the paintings
of Vázquez Díaz, and the restored Great Theatre.
This city, so full of light, also features an impressive openair Sculpture
Museum, which exhibits the work of many Spain's finest contemporary sculptors.
The Casa Colón (the House of Christopher Columbus), a building
of modern design, is a conference centre. Opposite the Odiel stands the
colossal Monument to the Faith of Discovery (1929) by the North American
sculptor, Gertrudis V. Withney.