We are going on a trip again and we continue to visit cities in Spain such as Palencia, Soria, Teruel, Cuenca, Melilla, Logroño or Seville. Today, specifically, we are going to Huelva where we find wonderful natural landscapes and incredible gastronomy. Of course, since we do not want to miss any detail of the city that offers visitors a great variety and wealth of tourist and heritage resources, we suggest you visit these seven essential enclaves.
We begin our journey by visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mercy an original Renaissance temple built in the 17th century which, after successive reforms, gradually became a church with a basilica-style hall plan with three naves separated by semicircular arches and a central transept.
We continue in the historic center of Huelva where we find the nuns square where we can see the Bank of Spain building, rest and contemplate the Christopher Columbus statue which is a must in the city.
Monument to the Virgen del Rocío
If we talk about statues or monuments, in Huelva we have to see the one of the Virgen del Rocío that we see in the Plaza del Punto and that serves as an emotional memory of the meeting at that point of the two Rociera Brotherhoods of Huelva. It is made of patinated bronze and represents a scene from the procession of the Lily of the Marshes, on Pentecost Monday, with the Lady carried on the shoulders from her litter as the Heavenly Queen by sixty figures from which religious radiance sprouts from inside, giving them a strange charm.
Surely we have to lose ourselves for the Queen Victoria Neighborhood and contemplate the houses built at the beginning of the 20th century located on a small elevation called Cerro de San Cristóbal and with a clear English style considered an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1977.
Wharf of the Caravels
We cannot miss one of the most famous attractions of the city, which is the Wharf of the Caravelswhere we will see the replica of the Pinta, the Niña and the Santa María, the 3 caravels that took Columbus to America.
And since we are at the foot of the sea, we cannot miss the Red Dock which was built at the end of 1870 to allow the loading of the minerals that were extracted from the Riotinto mines and that it is an essential place in the city to take some ideal photos.
Monument to the Discovery Faith
And, last but not least, on the outskirts of Huelva we have the impressive Monument to the Discovery Faith either Monument to Columbus which is a commemorative sculpture designed by the American sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, which was donated to Spain by the United States in 1929.
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Photos | Facebook Huelva City Council, Ricardo Ramírez Gisbert, Daniel Csörföly, MiguelAngel photographer, Luis Rogelio HM, Alfonso Cerezo, Gubiaycámara, Wikipedia
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