Marismas del Odiel
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Natural area Marismas del Odiel

This natural area located south of the province of Huelva is characterized by marshes at the mouths of the rivers Tinto and Odiel.

Within the marshes there are two large nature reserves: Marismas del Burro and Isla de Enmedio, reserves with a wide variety of birds with colonies of storks, flamingos and herons among others. The estuary formed by the mouth of the river forms a feeding place for birds in the area.

The Odiel Marshes offer a great ecological and landscape variety, an ideal place for a great day in nature at the forest or beach. In the centre of interpretation of the Odiel Marshes there are informative panels with trails, a rest area and an observatory of birds. In this Natural Park is outstanding its mineral wealth and salt and fishing industry that has developed in the area throughout history, a wealth that has led to the settlement of the various civilizations of which have been found remains such as Roman pools where was performed fish salting and other remains of the Islamic period.

Other interesting sights

- A walk along the Tinto Pier, built by the company in charge of running in the past the mines of Rio Tinto, is a nice experience.
- Visiting the remains of the Kingdom of the Balkries in the island Saltes.
- Salines and viewpoint Bacuta
- Neighbourhood Barrio Reina Victoria with English-style houses built for former miners.
- The various observatories distributed by the Natural Park are recommended places you can visit.
- Mill Mareal del Afarero

Municipalities comprising the Natural Park of Huelva are:

- Aljaraque
- Gibraleon
- Huelva
- Punta Umbria

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