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Niebla and it's castle






The village of Niebla (which means fog or mist in Spanish) is about 30k from Huelva, west of Seville, situated on the shores of the river Tinto.









It’s a beautiful walled village of great historic interest, dating back to Medieval times, and quite prosperous.







Originating before the Roman period it is packed with narrow streets, lovely houses, restaurants, a church, originally a Mosque, and squares, gates, monuments and turrets. Beyond the confines of the wall, there is a Roman bridge and aqueduct.



The most interesting place to visit within the enclosed town is the castle. This was the alcázar or fortress of the Count of Niebla.





It is large and rectangular set on two levels with rooms that include the Countess’s Chamber, a kitchen and Armoury, and Dungeons complete with equipment of torture set in and around the courtyard. There’s even a floor below this if you wish to go down the ladder into the deep and dark interior.




You can also climb up a long flight of steps to walk around the upper walls of castle where there are yet more rooms to investigate. There are wonderful views from here of the surrounding area.

It’s a most quiet and charming village.





You can find out more here:

http://www.discoverhuelva.com/town/niebla

Related posts on my blog:
http://fredalightfoot.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/christopher-columbus.html

http://fredalightfoot.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/donana-national-park.html

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