Visiting Niebla is like walking through pages of history book
Niebla is a small town just 20 minutes from Huelva on the banks of Rio Tinto. Don’t be fooled by its seemingly small and humble appearance, Niebla had its moment of glory in history—a few times over.
For starters, seven different civilizations called it home over the centuries. One of the aforementioned, the Phenicians, were traders attracted by the silver in the area. They built a port on the banks of the river at Niebla and the remains can still be seen today if you know where to look. Niebla not only had a prosperous silver trade but had the means to market the silver quickly thanks to the Rio Tinto River. The goods were taken directly to the Atlantic ocean via the river and sent along to the commercial world of the time.
Walking through Niebla is like passing back into the pages of a history book. The first thing you will notice are the walls surrounding the city. Niebla has actually been a walled city since the 6th century BCE—although the walls you see now are from a later period. As you walk along the walls you can see where bits and pieces have been added by the cultures who were prominent here.
Visit the Guzmane Castle
The “new” Guzmane castle was built on the same site as an older Moorish Castle. You can visit it today and see the main living area, the patio of arms and the numerous towers.
Niebla's history with gunpowder
Another claim to fame for Niebla was its use of gunpowder. During a siege in 1262 gunpowder was used for the first time in Western Europe.
How to get to Niebla
Niebla is 30km from Huelva and 60km from Sevilla.
Take the A49 from Huelva driving East or from Sevilla driving West to exit 60.
Take the A5001 to Niebla