Muelle del Tinto

Muelle del Tinto, Huelva: Address, Muelle del Tinto Reviews: 4.5/5

Muelle del Tinto
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
Another trip to admire the dental work.
Jun 2021
Once again when in Huelva, we decided to explore the seafront (paseo) to see the Muelle del Rio Tinto now that the latest renovations have been completed, (This is the wharf that the Rio Tinto Mining Company constructed, along with a dedicated railway line), to enable them to load and unload their ores and supplies quickly from the seagoing ships that serviced them. A much more effective process than transporting the ores etc. by horses and carts from the Rio Tinto mine that was located about 80 kilometres inland.

These days the Muelle del Tinto is in two parts after the original construction was cut in two during an earlier seafront road widening scheme. The smaller section is the part of the wharf reconstructed out in the Rio Odiel. This and the inland section have been rebuilt in iron and steel and link with the remaining part of the original wooden construction that led to the Muelle from the Rio Tinto mines.

Just recently, the Muelle has been enhanced by the addition of LED lighting. Now, there appears an impressive structure, whether illuminated in daylight, or by LED’s at night.

The Paseo, after its recent redevelopment, now incorporates a couple of cafés and some public loos along it (always useful), along with pedal cars and stepway electric scooters. These days, it is a most pleasant place for a stroll, or, to sit with a drink and enjoy the view.

If you are interested in knowing a little more about the history of the Muelle del Rio Tinto then have a look at my previous Trip Advisor review dated September 2018.

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Written July 13, 2021
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Graham P
17 contributions
Interesting structure
Sep 2019
This restored dock is just amazing. Nothing much there but a walk along the lower (or if brave the upper) deck and the views are incredible. The history of the site is interesting too
Written January 31, 2020
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mabinho
Seville, Spain1,528 contributions
Impressive Victorian structure
Nov 2019
Impressive reminder of the city's history - this vast structure brought trains to ships. seemed to be under some kind of repair, as access to the structure itself was closed and work was going on. Nevertheless, the view from the quay side out across the river was impressive.
Written November 25, 2019
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peterwV975TL
Malaga, Spain906 contributions
Its Closed
Nov 2019 • Couples
We visited the Muelle del Tinto on three occassions during week of the 11th November, at different times of the day and on each occassion it was closed. You could not walk onto the structure that stretches out into the river.

A large sign attached to the structure states that they are currently installing lighting....but we never saw anyone working......so if you are in Huelve it might be open, it might not.

As a structure from 1874 that is still standing, bearing in mind that had a hard industrial life, it is quite an impressive structure. Shame we could not walk out and enjoy the views at sunset or any other time, as recommended by other TA Reviewers. Disappointed.
Written November 15, 2019
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CatBlack
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Brits were everywhere ripping off natural resources
Aug 2019
This is a great example of industrial revolution ironwork. It was used to take Spanish natural resources out of the country. In Huelva, the thing to do is have a romantic stroll with your love as the sun goes down. The rays shining through the iron are wonderful to see, but actually better viewed from the malecon.
Written October 9, 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
An awesome wharf and a symbol of Huelva!
Mar 2019
Absolutely awesome! Really unmissable! The pier, owned by British "Rio Tinto Company Ltd.", was built in 1874 and operated normally until 1975, in the process of exporting minerals - mainly copper - from the mountains of Northern Huelva Province. The old structure has been totally restored and you can, weather permitting, walk through its different levels. Best seen at sunset and you should combine your visit with neighboring "Paseo Marítimo de la Ría" and "Monumento a Colón - Monumento a la Fe Descubridora". Bring your camera and enjoy a symbol of cosmopolitan Huelva! Simply unforgettable! Enjoy!
Written September 10, 2019
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Naivedya P
Seville, Spain134 contributions
A lovely walk!
Sep 2019
The platform us submerged into the water and you feel you walk into the sea. The views are splendid and it's something everyone should visit. Just walk with whoever you want and it's got a breeze blowing and you can capture marvellous sunsets, pictures and stillness.
Written September 5, 2019
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catblack1798
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
A sunset stroll is very romantic here
Aug 2019
There is an interesting history to British exploitation of Spanish natural resources behind this industrial revolution era bridge. It is a lovely walk, but to get the best of it at sunset, best to walk the malecon behind it and get the full effect of the sun behind the metal skeleton of the pier. I loved it.
Written August 12, 2019
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96Rachel
Arizona168 contributions
Cool old mining bridge
Jun 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed walking the bridge and taking photos. This would be a nice area for a picnic. There are public restrooms & a few snack shops along the boardwalk.
Written July 1, 2019
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albeback1
Eccles, UK4,980 contributions
Historical pier
May 2019 • Couples
The Muelle del Tinto is a legacy of an industry no longer operating in Huelva. Today the pier is split into two sections. One out on to the river and one into to city. You can walk along both sections and admire the construction and imagine how it was before operations ceased.
Written May 9, 2019
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