In Ayamonte the population is concentrated in 4 areas: Punta del Moral, Isla Canela, Isla Cristina and Pozo del Camino. Ayamonte is located in a natural setting at the mouth of the Guadiana River and with magnificent beaches in Isla Canela and Punta del Moral.
The exact origin of Ayamonte is unknown but it is suspected that it could have been an Iberian settlement.
Ayamonte was part of the kingdom of Al-Andalus until its conquest and later taking an important role in the discovery of America; several sailors who participated in the event were from this county.
From this municipality was the Marquis of Ayamonte who tried to provoke the independence of Andalusia so he was arrested and sentenced to death.
In Ayamonte there are many religious buildings that can be visited and other defensive buildings and remains of ancient civilizations that have settled in the area:
Roman mausoleum of Punta del Moral
Probably a family mausoleum located in the Marshes of Isla Cristina and accessible for free.
Bastion Las Angustias
A defensive wall with towers located on the Guadiana river of which a small part is preserved.
Castle of Ayamonte
This ancient fortress now gone was situated in the highest part of the river mouth. It was probably of Roman origin although it was rebuilt after the Christian conquest.
Tower Isla Canela
Defensive tower built during the Middle Ages which was part of an extensive network of towers that stretched along the coastline of southern Spain.
Palace Marques de Ayamonte
Former residence of the Marquis of Ayamonte who was betrayed and sentenced to death after trying to lead the independence of Andalusia.
Mill El Pintado
In the Natural Park of the Marshes of Isla Cristina is situated the best preserved tide mill of Huelva. It has an Interpretation Centre about the marshes and how they have been used over time.
In Ayamonte there are several natural sites like the beach Isla Canela, Playa de Punta del Moral, the mouth of the Guadiana river and the Marshes of Isla Cristina.
From Malaga take the A-49 to Seville and from there to Huelva; without leaving the highway A-49 after passing Lepe you take the exit of Ayamonte.
In the map below you get the exact route that you should take: