Huelva City - Parks

Huelva's main parks have a neglected air about them, but are still worth a visit for their stunning views.

EL CONQUERO & PARQUE MORET

The biggest park, the vast El Conquero and adjacent Parque Moret, is crossed by Avenida Manuel Siurot, with dilapidated postmodernist sculpture decorating its viewpoints. The views over the Odiel estuary are superb, however. At the northern end of the avenue is the Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Cinta. Parque Moret has a large woodland area, with fruit trees and allotments on its south eastern edge.

PARQUE ALONSO SÁNCHEZ

Consisting of three hills, this park in the city centre is worth the climb for its splendid panoramic views. It has some interesting statues dedicated to bullfighters, the flamenco singer Paco Toronjo, Huelva's patron saint and villages in the province of Huelva.

JARDINES DE MUELLE

These are Huelva's best-kept gardens, with a variety of tropical trees and shrubs, located near the port. It is not the city's most tranquil spot, however, being bordered on all sides by busy roads with the bus station nearby. In the gardens is a statue of Alonso Sánchez, considered to be Columbus's antecedent in discovering America, since he provided the route that Columbus followed on his voyage.