This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Huelva.
Huelva has been a meeting point of different cultures and civilizations. Somewhat recently, in an area near the college seminary, remains were found that dated between the third and second century BC, much earlier than Tartessos. This might make Huelva the oldest continuous settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. Even if that is not proved, Huelva is still a very old settlement -- more than two thousand and five hundred years old. Later, the city was influenced by Tartessos, Greek, Roman, and Arab cultures.
The main local religious festivals are in September and January. The Feast of the Tape (held in September) is dedicated to the patron saint of the city -- Our Lady of the Tape. The San Sebastian Carnival and the Holy Week are other religious festivals that take place in the city. Interesting places to visit are the archaeological site of San Pedro, for which you need permission; the remains of the Arab settlement Salt Island; the Roman settlement remains from the first century; the Phoenician Wall; the Cabezo Museum Almagra -- an interpretive center and museum that highlights Arab remains found on the Peak of Almagra; the St. Peter Apostle Parish from the eighteenth century; the Cathedral of La Merced; the Hermitage of Solitude from the fifteenth and sixteenth century; and the Conception Church from the sixteenth century.
There are not many Huelva hostels; this is not astonishing, as the city is not a famous destination and does not attract so many foreign tourists. Moreover, Huelva hostels are quite expensive and this also does not contribute to the touristic image of the city. The conditions in the hostels in Huelva also do not match the high prices and this is also a problem for the travelers who want to visit the city. However, the hostels in Huelva are centrally located, so this makes a visit for a day or two not so bad.
Written by local enthusiast for Huelva hostelsGeorge Traveller