This old convent dates back to the 18th century with a transitional style between Baroque and Neoclassicism. It was built from stones and is the largest building in the town. Its outline, particularly that of its bell tower, dominates the town’s skyline from the different access routes, and is one of the most important identifying features of Cartaya.
This fortress located to the west of the town was built on a hill by the illustrious family of the same name in the 15th century. Outstanding features are the 8 metre high walls which bring to mind corsairs and pirates. Its mission was to watch over the land and protect its inhabitants.
Lovers of speed can enjoy driving a kart at Cartaya kart track. This circuit is both for amateur and for competitions to be held and there are circuits for children.
Five kilometres away is Aquopolis, an alternative to the beach which offers water-based fun for the whole family. Water rides such as slides, whirlpools and the wave machine in the swimming pool will put a smile on everyone’s face.
The marshlands are located between the river Tinto and the Odiel, and is one of the largest and best preserved marsh landscapes in Spain. Its great birdlife is of note, the population of flamencos being particularly important.
This route is formed by in the municipalities of Huelva that participated in some way in the discovery of America. The departure point is at Moguer and the route goes through Palos de la Frontera, La Rábida Monastry and Carabelas Quay, where you can see replicas of the ships Pinta, the Niña and the Santa María and the House -Museum of the Pinzón Brothers.
This town has a walled enclosure almost 3 km long, with five gates and a total of 46 towers which give it a medieval halo. On one side is the Alcázar (fortress) de los Guzmanes, erected in the 15th century on former Roman, Visigoth and Arabic buildings.
This Theme Park dedicated to river Tinto mining is nestled in the spectacular valley of the same name, known for its orange-coloured water. This unique spot can be crossed in the oldest working steam train in Spain.
Here a must see is the Mining Museum, which has an impressive reproduction of a Roman mine.
You can cross these magnificent protected natural surroundings on bike, foot or horseback using the paths which depart from the nearby town of Ayamonte.
Of note is the route to Isla Cristina along the Vía Verde (Green Route). It is a 12 km vía verde which travels along the old train route which connected Huelva and Ayamonte. As well as the beauty of the marshlands and the rich fauna which inhabits it, you can see the remains of one of the most important tide mills in the area, that of El Pintado.