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The Route of the Discovery


Situated on the banks of the River Tinto 6km upstream from the river mouth, this bright village of 11,000 people, Gothic and Baroque houses and white-washed squares adorned with flowers, has very strong link with the Voyage of the Discovery.

The greatest example of this connection with Columbus and the Voyage of Discovery is to be found in the Convento de Santa Clara, designed by Alfonso Jofre Tenorio, a Gothic-Mudéjar building surrounded by battlement-topped walls. The Convent contains many beautifil works including paintings, tilework, sculptures, precious metal craftwork, the magnificient Mudéjar Choir seats and two beautiful cloisters in the same style. This was the model for the construction of missions in the New World.

Other monuments worthy of mention are the Convento de San Francisco, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Granada, with its tower of small balconies reminiscent to the Giralda in Seville, as well as the Casa-Museo (House-Museum) of Juan Ramón Jiménez (Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1956).

The Ermita de Nuestra SeƱora Monte-mayor (15th century) and the Casas Consistoriales (Town Hall) complete the tour of the village.

Huelva routes

The Route of the Discovery
Route of La Rábida
Route of Moguer
Route of Palos de la Frontera
From Alájar town to Castaño del Robledo town
Almonaster- Cerro (hill) de San Cristóbal
Almonaster- Escalada village
El Repilado- Los Romeros
Castaño de Robledo- Jabugo
Jabugo- Galaroza- Las Chinas
Riotinto´s mining zone
Santa Ana- Castaño del Robledo
Los Marines - Linares de la Sierra
Corterrangel - Cortelazor
Aroche- San Mamés hermitage
From Santa Ana la Real to its river bank
Arroyomolinos de León- Cerro de los Bonales
El Rocío- La Rocina- El Acebrón
Reception Centre "El Acebuche"
Punta Umbría - Enebrales
Natural Park of the Marismas de Odiel
From Alájar to Fuenteheridos
Alájar- Aldea de los Madroñeros- Linares
Alájar- Linares through Linares mountain pass
Linares- Ribera de Linares
Linares- Aracena through the Molinilla
Cortegana- Fuente los Berros- Cortegana
Cortegana- Las Veredas


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