21003 Huelva (Huelva)
Tel: 959 65 04 24
Fax: 959 28 55 47
Sun, Hols: 9am-3.30pm
Tues-Sun: Hols: 9am-3.30pm
Tues-Sat: 9am-7.30pmSun, Hols: 9am-3.30pm
Free to EU passport holders
Rest of the world: €1.50
Museo De Huelva
Huelva's provincial museum, housed in a modern building on the Avenida Sundheim, has an interesting archaeological collection, with objects from the megalithic sites of La Zarcita at Santa Bárbara de las Casas and El Pozuelo at Zalamea la Real; Tartessian treasure from the necropolis at La Joya; and Phoenician and Greek artefacts discovered in excavations within the city. Moorish artefacts are also on display.
In the mining section are objects of Roman mining activity, including the museum's biggest find, a huge Roman water wheel from Río Tinto used by slaves for drawing water out of the mines.
The highlight of its fine art collection is the work by Daniel Vázquez Díaz, a 20th-century artist from nearby Nerva whose murals on the life of Christopher Columbus can be seen at La Rábida monastery just outside the city. One of his paintings is the Cubist-influenced portrait of his friend, the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez from Moguer. The museum also has a space for temporary exhibitions. For details, contact the museum or tourist office.
The Museo de Huelva is located at Alameda Sundheim 13 and can be reached by taking the number 3 or 5 bus from Plaza de las Monjas in the centre.