Like history? Then don't miss your chance to see Niebla

Visiting Niebla is like walking through pages of history book

 The outer walls of Niebla, Huelva invite exploration.

The outer walls of Niebla, Huelva invite exploration.

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.

 An old mill can still be seen on the banks of the Rio Tinto River which flows past Niebla on its wat to the Atlantic ocean. 

An old mill can still be seen on the banks of the Rio Tinto River which flows past Niebla on its wat to the Atlantic ocean. 

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.

 The main entrance to Niebla has seen better days. 

The main entrance to Niebla has seen better days. 

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.

 The Guzmane Castle was built in the early 1400's. You can take a tour through it in Niebla, Huelva. 

The Guzmane Castle was built in the early 1400's. You can take a tour through it in Niebla, Huelva. 

Niebla's history with gunpowder

 Niebla was the first place in Western Europe to use gunpowder in military

Niebla was the first place in Western Europe to use gunpowder in military

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 just 30 minutes from Huelva and well worth the trip. 

Niebla is just 30 minutes from Huelva and well worth the trip. 

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