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Muelle de las Carabelas

Huelva, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Huelva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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Alicante, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Recommended for the whole family. Interesting museum, and the replicas of the ships were excellent! Well presented displays, excellent facilities and good refreshment area. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

The Muelle or wharf is an interesting place to visit and we were able to go onto two of the three caravels moored there. I am amazed at how such tiny ships changed the course of world history. Surrounding the ships are replica Taino huts, not brilliantly done and a good imagination will enhance your experience.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We came here with our two children (2 years and 7 months) and had a great time. The reconstructions of the ships and the were brilliant and our eldest daughter loved exploring them. We don't speak any Spanish so the only improvement I could suggest is getting more of the information boards in English/other languages as it was really fascinating... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Superb review of the historic voyages of Columbus. Inside the building there is a museum showing many artefacts of the time and showing how the replicas of the 3 ships were built to the exact measurement and in the same manner of that time. An interesting slide show can be seen in the theatre, beautifully illustrated. Outside there is a... More

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York, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Here are recently built copies of Sta Margharita, La Nina and La Pinta. All ships associated with Colombus and his voyages. It is surprising how small they are - I would not like to travel the Atlantic in one. OK, they are recently built, but they really do look like the originals!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place could have been allot more than it was. It was nice getting an idea of just how big Columbus' boats were....it allowed me to appreciate just a little more what kind of hardship came with his adventures. The boats are replicas that sit in a little man made enclosure of water. As you walk thru the ships you... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

great experience for children and lot of new info for adults. bit complicated approach by public transport, but possible

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

If you are at all interested in Columbus, or in sailing ships, then this is well worth a visit. The replica ships are "moored" in an artificial lagoon, and are accessed via ramps and stairs (so there is some, limited wheelchair access). You are pretty much free to wander wherever you like on the ships, although I assume there are... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

If you like history, this is something that you can't miss. NOTE: You can get into the museum but you won't be able to get into the Carabelas if it's raining.

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Constanta, Romania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Three small vessels, wooden, very small, that discovered the world as we know it today. If you look at those vessels, you hardly believe that such a “boat” could cross the Oceans, through stormy seas, angry oceans, and hidden reefs. Nice presentation also. Carabelas (Caravels), are “anchored” in a bay from New World, that stay in front of vessels, with... More

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