Museo de Huelva


This wide-ranging museum is stuffed with history and art. The permanent ground-floor exhibition concentrates on Huelva province’s impressive archaeological pedigree, with interesting items culled from its Roman and mining history; upstairs houses a collection of Spanish painting spanning seven centuries. Don't miss the stunning ancient Roman noria (waterwheel), the best preserved of its kind anywhere in the world.

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1. Casa Colón


Huelva's salmon-pink Casa Colón was constructed as the city's original luxury hotel in the 1880s to accommodate guests of the Rio Tinto company. It now…

5. Muelle de las Carabelas

3.12 MILES

On the waterfront below the Monasterio de la Rábida is this pseudo 15th-century quayside, where you can board life-size replicas of the Niña, the Pinta…

6. Iglesia de San Jorge

3.26 MILES

Towards the northern end of Calle Colón is this 15th-century Gothic-Mudéjar church, where Columbus and his sailors took Communion before embarking on…

7. Casa Museo Martín Alonso Pinzón

3.31 MILES

The former home of the Pinzón brothers (captains of the Niña and the Pinta) now houses a permanent exhibition on Palos' crucial contribution to Columbus'…

8. Museo Naval

3.32 MILES

In an old sailors' hospital, Palos' naval museum hosts an impressive collection of ship models, from prehistoric canoes to Columbus' Niña.