Cartaya is a town in the province of Huelva whose name presumably comes from the Phoenician term “carteia”, meaning city. For this reason, it’s thought the settlement’s origins date back to that time, even though it hasn’t always been populated over the centuries. With 2.5 miles of coastline and a unique heritage, you can look forward to an unforgettable getaway. What are you waiting for? Book our cheap trips to Cartaya!
Of the monuments in Cartaya, one of the highlights is easily the Zúñiga fortress, from the 15th century. One of the main features is the courtyard with its walls, more than 25 feet high. You won’t want to miss the Mudéjar-style entrance to the site. The Casas Capitulares building, which dates back to the 16th century is home to the town hall. Its open space invites visitors to stop and take a moment as you watch the locals going out their daily business. The old Convento de Mercedarios Descalzos de la Santísima Trinidad, also in the town’s centre, and the shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolación, located in the outskirts, are two religious sites that are well worth a visit.
If you decide to head over to El Rompido, you’ll be able to see the two lighthouses that dominate the coast. Take advantage of our package deals to Cartaya to visit the Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido Nature Park, a natural space that extends along the mouth of the River Piedras and encompasses the towns of Cartaya and Lepe. Sediments from the river moved by the tides, have resulted in sandy formation that runs parallel to the coast and is known as a “natural arrow”. This unique setting is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and getting some fresh air.
The easiest way to get to Cartaya is to fly to Seville airport or Faro airport in Portugal. From there you can travel to Huelva, which is about 25 miles from Cartaya. If you prefer the train, the nearest stations are Huelva and Seville. Start packing your bags now and get ready to enjoy everything our deals on trips to Cartaya have to offer.