An dilapidated rail bridge marks the passage to the sea of the bounty that brought sea-farers and adventurers from all over the ancient world to this place. Huelva’s riches have attracted legions of people. Today, the sun and beaches attract a different sort of thrill seeker.
Ancient mariners holed up on this coast and carved out a niche from the wilderness. Today, the wilderness has all but disappeared and the mariners have all but disappeared. Fishing and discovery have played an intimate role in the evolution of the city and, with its rich sea-food and pride as being the launch pad for Christopher Columbus, its roots are obvious.