A real highlight of the Costa de la Luz, Huelva is strongly associated with a famous explorer, as well as having Spain's oldest soccer club. Located in western Andalucia, in southern Spain, the province of Huelva is on Spain's Costa del Luz, or Coast of Light. Offering a mixture of sweeping Atlantic beaches, superb rural scenery and geniuinely fascinating history and culture, the year-round sunshine is another benefit to enjoying a holiday in Huelva apartments. The town of Huelva's football team, Recreativo de Huelva, is actually Spain's oldest club, a historical quirk which will be of interest to any sports fans planning a visit to stay in some Huelva apartments. More ancient history can be found at the Rio Tinto mines, where the Romans dug into the once rich copper reserves of the region. These are believed to be the oldest mines in the world, and may have been the site of the mythical King Solomon's mines. The landscape here is a surreal mix of craters and weird, ethereal colours.
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However, the real historical attractions in the province are concerned with Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Visitors to Huelva villas can explore the legacy of the man who 'discovered' America at places such as Palos de la Frontera, from where the famous sailor embarked on his most famous voyage across the Atlantic. Another event of real cultural interest which occurs annually in Huelva is the pligrimage of El Rocío, which brings an estimated million people to the area. The pilgrims come from all over Spain, and from some surprisingly far flung corners of the world, every spring. The focus for the pilgrimage is the statue of the statue of the Virgen Del Rocio, dating back to the 13th century, which is in the village of El Rocío itself.
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Many of the pilgrims travel through the Doñana National Park, which has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park is a haven for migrating birds of many species, especially geese and ducks, which flock to the area. Golden eagles soar overhead, while lucky visitors to Huelva villas might catch sight of the fabulous Iberian lynx. If you like to see more of the region you should definitely go to Cádiz and Isla Cristina. Wine lovers will also find much to enjoy during a holiday in Huelva villas, with the vintages from the Condado region seen as being particularly good. With great food like white prawns to enjoy, as well as the region's signature product of pata negra ham, you will find that one stay in Huelva apartments is probably nowhere near enough for you.
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