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Join this fascinating tour and discover with us the castle and the historical monuments of Villa de Niebla, the old Ducal and County capital of Huelva.
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Spanish
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2h 30min
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10:00 AM
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2h 30min
10:00 AM

Explore Niebla's Medieval Fortress on a Free Walking Tour

Niebla is a historic town located in the province of Huelva, Andalusia, Spain, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and rich historical heritage. Perched on the banks of the Río Tinto, Niebla's strategic location has contributed to its importance throughout history, from Roman times through the Islamic period and the Reconquista.

One of the town's most striking features is its impressive medieval walls, which stretch over two kilometers and encompass five gates and forty watchtowers. These fortifications have stood the test of time and provide a glimpse into Niebla's strategic military significance in the past. Within these walls lies the Castillo de los Guzmanes, a formidable castle dating back to the 15th century. This castle, with its thick walls and imposing towers, has witnessed numerous historical events and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Niebla is also home to several significant religious structures, including the Church of San Martín, which blends Gothic and Mudejar architectural styles, and the Church of Our Lady of Granada, a former mosque converted into a church. These buildings reflect the town's diverse cultural influences over the centuries.

The annual Medieval Fair of Niebla is a highlight, drawing visitors to experience re-enactments, crafts, and traditional food, all set against the backdrop of the town's historical architecture. This event underscores Niebla's commitment to preserving and celebrating its rich heritage.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside and the distinctive red soils of the Río Tinto basin, Niebla offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a fascinating destination for visitors interested in exploring Andalusia's storied past.

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