Hotel Reservations in Huelva
Discover the port city where Christopher Columbus set sail towards the New World in 1492 when you stay in a luxury hotel in Huelva. Positioned off the southern coast of Spain, it is approximately 60 km east of Portugal's border. This Andalusian Region city is based on a peninsula at the merging point of the Odiel and Tinto rivers. Although Huelva has been inhabited by a number of civilizations throughout the past 2,500 years, it was the allure of copper mining in the 19th century that caused the city to flourish.
Take in a great view of the city, and visit a site of historic significance to Huelva, the Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Cinta. This chapel was constructed in the 15th century and is located about 3 km from the city center. Christopher Columbus and his crew prayed to the Huelva's patron saint, Virgen de la Cinta, before they set sail towards the New World in 1492.
Do try a slice of Jabugo ham while staying in Huelva. It is the province's signature cuisine. The ham is cured from anywhere between 18 to 30 months in a drying room cellar. Recognizable by the fact that the ham is a whole cut of the Iberian pig leg, from the shoulder to the black hoof. Local bars will have the ham prominently displayed over their counter by hanging it from the ceiling by the hoof. The Jabugo ham is then served to their patrons by slicing pieces from the suspended ham accordingly.
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