Villalba del Alcor

Villalba del Alcor is a Spanish municipality of the province of Huelva in Andalusia.


Until the Roman colonization, there are no clear signs of the colonization of the known under the name El Giraldo area. During the Islamic era, the area was dangerous because of the clash of the kingdoms of Niebla and Seville. For this reason, a castle on the slopes of the mountain was at the beginning of the 12th century, during the Almohad era built, which is known as Castillo de Ostia.

1248 Ferdinand III conquered. Seville and the area Aljarafe. Villalba and his castle fell victim to this conquest, however, are still in the border area, to 1262, the Kingdom finally falls Niebla. Then breaks the Islamic power, but Villalba still remains uninhabited. It was not until 1327 uses a faster process of re-colonization. 1588 a Carmelite monastery was founded in 1618 and another. These devices cause rapid development of the town.

After the 17th century, a hospital for typhus is built. This Villalba received an outstanding position within the Condado.


The main industries are agriculture, especially wine growing, and the catering trade.


Population figures from recent years:


  • Church Fort San Bartolomé
  • Monastery of San Juan Bautista with baroque church
  • Hermitage of Santa Agueda
  • Chapel of Santisima Trinidad.
  • Nuestra Señora de las Reliquias
  • Chapel of Santa Cruz on Calle Real
  • Chapel of Santa Cruz in Calle Paterna
  • Chapel of Santa Cruz in Calle Cerrillo


  • Feast of the Holy Cross in May (Cruces de Mayo )
  • Feast of Saint Agatha ( patron saint of the place)
  • Feast of the Virgen del Carmen in the last week of August and the first week of September
  • Tour of the Virgen del Carmen, held to the above hard


  • Nicolás Tenorio Cerero, judge and historian (1863-1930)
  • Carmelo del Toro ( born January 28, 1972 in Villalba), Potter
  • Francisco García Garrido (* 1990 in Huelva ), painter and writer of minimalist surrealism