Huelva is a beautiful port city in southern Spain, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its architecture and lush landscapes. The city is situated along the Rio Tinto, a beautiful river that runs through the city and into the ocean. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, making it a great place for outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. Huelva is also home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Spain, with its own style of seafood cuisine. The city is known for its festivals as well, like the Carnaval de Huelva, which features colorful parades, music, and traditional dances.
The city was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. They called it Onoba Aestuaria or "City of the Salt Marsh". The Romans later renamed it Ocelum. After the conquest of Hispania by the Moors in 711 AD, the city became known as Walīya ʿl-Bahrayn "City of the Two Seas".