Huelva is the capital of the Andalusian province of Huelva in southern Spain. There has been a city on the site for at least five thousand years, and human settlement there for a lot longer. Expats living in Huelva will find numerous remnants of the city's long history, with sights including the Baroque Cathedral of La Merced and the Convento de las Agustinas especially worthy of note. The city is sometimes referred to as "La Perla Negra de Andalusia", or the black pearl of Andalusia, and true to its nickname the city is a beautiful and beguiling one, with a rich local culture, pleasant climate all year round and wealth of history to explore. The city is, among other things, linked to the explorer Christopher Columbus, and expats with an interest in history can visit many of the important sites of his early life, some in the city and others in nearby towns including Moguer and Palos de la Frontera.
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Expatriates moving to Huelva can fly to either Faro Airport, Jerez Airport or Sevilla Airport and take a minibus transfer or taxi straight to the city. Huelva is also connected to other major Spanish cities by bus and train, as well as a good road connection with neighboring Portugal. For more general information and advice about life as an expatriate in Huelva, we have a good selection of writing on the InterNations website. Our online Expat Magazine is a comprehensive collection of articles on topics ranging from cross-cultural communication to best get settled while living abroad. We've also got quite a few articles written by our members, for hints, tips, anecdotes and the experiences of other global minds moving abroad to cities like Huelva.
As an expatriate working in Huelva, you really will have it all. The climate is fantastic, even for Spanish standards, and the city is a beautiful and highly liveble place to be based in. After hours, local attractions such as the “Marismas del Odiel” Natural Spot and Nature Reserve – recognized by UNESCO for its importance – and a great array of historic buildings, squares and monuments are simply waiting for expats in Huelva to explore. Local cuisine is exceptional, with cured ham and shellfish being the city's specialties. To get in touch with local global minds and expatriates in Huelva, the discussion groups and private communications on the InterNations website are an easy way to organize meet-ups and socialize with the city's international network. Expats working in Huelva will also find the vast array of local festivals a great way to get to know the local community, and settling into life in this beautiful and comfortable city should be a pleasure.