Theme Week Andalusia – Isla Cristina

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Plaza Flores © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0

Plaza Flores © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0

Isla Cristina is a city and municipality located in the province of Huelva. The city has a population of 21,324 inhabitants. Isla Cristina remains one of the most important fishing ports in Huelva province, its catch being highly prized throughout Spain.

It is a popular summer holiday resort, particularly with the Spaniards themselves. Sevillanos flock to the area in July and August, much of the attraction being the kilometers of ‘Blue Flag’ standard beaches.

Playa del Cantil © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0 Plazoleta San Francisco © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0 Casino La Union © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0 Carnival Museum in the tourist area © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0 Public library Casa de Román Pérez © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0 Plaza Flores © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0
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Public library Casa de Román Pérez © Fanattiq/cc-by-3.0
Isla Cristina was given its current name on April 12, 1834 in honor of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies and her service to the regions of Andalusia and Extremadura during the cholera epidemic of 1833-34. The city was originally called La Higuerita (also La Figarilla or La Figuerta, depending on the language) when it was founded in 1755. The name was changed again to Real Isla de La Higuerita (English: The Higuerita’s royal Island) in 1802.

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