Trigueros is a medium-size town located in the province of Huelva, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. This town belongs to the region “El Condado”. It is an area of 118.3 km2 and has a population of 7,746 inhabitants. Trigueros is 19 kilometres from the provincial capital of Huelva and 97 kilometres from Seville, where there is an international airport. Additionally, it is near fantastic beaches that belong to the “Costa de la Luz”, such as Punta Umbría, Islantilla, or Matalascañas. It is also very near Portugal, only 67 kilometres away, where you can visit Lisbon and the famous Algarve.
With regard to weather, there is an average temperature of 17.5°C and the climate is Mediterranean Oceanic with Atlantic influences.
As for sights, Trigueros owns “Dolmen de Soto” which dates back to 2500 B.C. and is one of the most important megalithic monuments in Spain. Other important points of interest are “El convento del Carmen” built in the 16th century; “El colegio de Santa Catalina” where the first printing house of Huelva was established; and the Roman water pillar called “El pilar de la Misericordia”.
This town has a good road infrastructure, since there is a motorway nearby that connects Trigueros to Huelva, Sevilla or Portugal. Besides, there are also direct buses to these capital cities, which are connected by rail directly to Madrid and other important cities. As stated above, the nearest international airport is Seville. There is a port in Huelva, where ferries go to Canary Islands, Morocco and Cádiz among other destinations.
Regarding festivities, the most popular is “San Antonio Abad”, who is the patron saint of Trigueros. It is celebrated in the last week of January and this day is famous because the inhabitants of the town throw some food, such as ham, cold meat and bread, to the visitors. Other important festivities are “Capeas”, celebrated from the last Sunday of August to the first Sunday of September, “La feria”, which takes place the last weekend of October, and Easter.
With respect to industrial production, Trigueros depends mainly on the primary sector, since agriculture and livestock farming are the most important industries in this region.
The gastronomy in Trigueros is very rich and varied, ranging from savoury dishes (lamb stew, lent vegetable stew and “Tostás”) to sweet dishes (“Hornazo”, “perrunillas” and almond cake). Of course, there is also plenty of tapas to be found everywhere in bars around the city. Like other regions of Huelva, there is multitude of high quality seafood and fish dishes in Trigueros due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.