Date Established as Sister City: February 18, 1988
City Site: http://en.db-city.com/Spain/Andalusia/Huelva/Almonte
Almonte is in the province of Huelva, Andalusia. The town is made up of small white houses and spacious pedestrian areas. It has a range of interesting buildings such as Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church, the Town Hall (16th century) and the Town Museum. Its most outstanding monument, however, is the Virgen del Rocío Shrine, annual destination for the Rocío Pilgrimage, where thousands of worshippers fill the town with joy and religious fervor. This is also an ideal spot for equestrian activities such as horse riding competitions and outings.
If you go to Almonte, be sure to visit the Doñana National Park, one of the most important protected nature areas in Europe. It is well worth exploring this huge area, where you will find sand dunes, pine groves, marshland, lagoons and reserves which are a refuge for hundreds of species of birds, as well as endangered animals such as the Iberian lynx. Matalascañas is just about 2 miles from Doñana. This beach is more than 3 miles long, and offers the largest number of hotel beds on the Huelva Coast. It is an ideal spot for water sports, too.
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