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Municipality of Huelva known for being part of the route of discovery, where Christopher Columbus found support in the Monastery of Santa Clara and a crew (the Niño brothers) before leaving for the New World.
History and origins
There have been found human remains dating presence in the area of Moguer far back in time, during the Neolithic and later with the presence of Phoenician and Roman civilization which have moulded the mouth the river Tinto and have taken advantage of their natural resources.
From the Middle Ages and the period of Al-Andalus remain monuments like the Almohad castle and the springs of Fuente de Pinete at only 1 km from Moguer on the old route connecting with the cities of Niebla and Seville.
During the discovery of America, Moguer had about 5000 inhabitants and was formed by a large number of sailors and experienced boat builders.
During the year 1488 the caravel La Niña was built in Puerto de la Ribera located in Moguer. This ship belonged to the brothers Niño, who played an important part in the preparations and in the journey of discovery.
What to see and do in Moguer
In Moguer, besides visiting Columbian monuments and places you can find natural areas such as the National Park Doñana, the natural site of Laguna de las Madres y Palos, marshes and shores of the river Tinto and the beaches of Mazagon.
Among the monuments are outstanding:
- Almohad castle
- Pinete Fountain
- Monastery of Santa Clara near the monument to Columbus, two of the most representative monuments of Moguer.
- Ribera Port
- Convent of San Francisco
Lugar donde se encuentra el Archivo Histórico Municipal y la Biblioteca Iberoamericana.
- Birthplace of Juan Ramon Jimenez
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