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Huelva What to see




Cathedral of La Merced
Founded in 1605 and converted into a Cathedral in 1953. Especially noteworthy are the elegant façade, the carving of Christ of Jerusalem and the fine image of Our Lady of La Cinta, Patron Saint of the city, attributed to Montañés.


Church of San Pedro

15-16th century. Built over the remains of an earlier Mudéjar mosque, the church has modificatons in Baroque style, including the tower, from a later period. It isthe oldest church in the city.


Church of La Concepción

First constructed in the 14th century and rebuilt in 1755 after the Lisbon earthquake, this seems to have been the first church in Spain to have been consecrated in the name of the Inmaculada de la Concepción. It houses paintings by Zurbarán, and retains richly decorated choir stalls.


Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Cinta

The Sanctuary stands at the end of the long, shady Conquero Walk and was visited by Columbus, an event portrayed in traditional "azulejo" tiles by Daniel Zuloaga.


Columbus Monument

At Punta del Sebo, at the opposite en of the city, stands the Columbus Monument, by the American sculptor Whitney.


Provincial Museum

With sections of Archaeology and Fine Art. Extensive collection of items relating to Tartessian civilisation and representative of dolmen sculpture. Examples of painting from different periods and in different styles, but especially of work of Vázquez Díaz.


Queen Victoria Workers' Quarter

Teraced houses built in English by the mining concern Río Tinto Co. Ltd. in 1917 for their workers. Each block of houses has particular architectural details which make it different from the others. The complex is in the process of being officially designated a monument of historical interest.


Monastery of La Rabida


8km from Huelva, the monastery stands on a hill which was known in ancient times as Saturn's Rock. The Phoenicians erected an altar here to the god Baal, and the Romans a temple to the goddess Proserpina. It was converted into a Franciscan convent at the beginning of the 15th century. In Gothic-Mudejar style, it has magnificient frescos of the period by Vázquez Díaz.

 
 

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