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Discover Valverde


The municipality of Valverde del Camino is located in the center of the province of Huelva. The origin of its settlement dates from 1262, being called Facanías in reference to a past linked to the Kingdom of Taifa de Niebla. Between 1481 and 1492 it was renamed Valverde del Camino, a toponym based on the morphology of the place (Valley) and its vegetation (Green), while its preposition would indicate its condition as a place of passage for walkers, muleteers given the presence of the road Roman that united Onuba with Urium, of which vestiges remain.

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The population dedicated to typical tasks of the modern age (millers, farmers, cowboys) underwent a radical change with the arrival of the English mining companies that, in the second half of the 19th century, exploited the subsoil and built the first mining railway in Andalusia.

The handicrafts linked to the locality were developing and advancing shaping the current business fabric dedicated mostly to the tertiary sector. There are many services offered by the town (Music Conservatory, supermarkets, language schools, a wide range of sports spaces, cultural activities), which makes it ideal for the installation of citizens of other towns and nationalities that establish in Valverde del Camino your place of residence.

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Valverde del Camino has traditionally been a place of passage and rest for those who cross the province of Huelva, between its ports and the Sierra, to and from Extremadura.

Arisen in the fourteenth century around a sale that served this purpose, the municipality grew thanks to the inventiveness of its people in an environment stingy in natural resources in which industry and crafts became the main source of wealth.

The people of Valverde knew how to learn from outsiders: from the English companies, which exploited the surrounding mines and built the first railway in the province and the first narrow-gauge railway in Andalusia, and incorporated their organizational model and know-how to traditional production , which in the long run made this town an example of industrialization that has positioned it as the leading Andalusian shoe producer, with a famous furniture and forge industry, and where other artisan trades that have survived in the rest of the country. disappeared (bell ringers, boilermakers ...).

All this forms a heritage that invites the visitor to explore Valverde del Camino because it contains a sample that is difficult to repeat.

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