Cartaya is a Spanish city in the province of Huelva, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. On 1 January 2013 there lived 19,323 inhabitants. The city has an area of 226 km ² and a population density of 86 inhabitants. / Km ². The place is remote from the provincial capital, Huelva 26 m above sea level and 35 km.
Main industry is tourism, because in the summer many tourists spend their holidays in the two coastal towns of El Portil El Rompido. In addition, citrus fruits and strawberries are grown.
The Phoenician origin of the name ( Carteia = the city) and some archaeological finds in the area suggest an early settlement. But a municipal solid one finds only in the 15th century, when the Marquis of Gibraleón there set up a ferry service across the river Piedras and can be grounded to the security of the city.
Seven years later, the castle of the Zúñiga is started, the west of the old town today. In the same century a nave church Mudéjar is built in its place then today's San Pedro church was later built.
- Dating from Roman times ( now a ruin )
- Convento de las Mercedes - a monastery from the 18th century
- San Pedro Church
- The Marshes of San Miguel and the surrounding nature reserve on the estuary of the Rio Pedras