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Muelle de las Carabelas

Huelva, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Huelva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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London
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a blast here. Reconstructions of the boat Columbus sailed to the new world. You can clamber all over them, and visit reconstructions of the native villages where he landed.

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Italy
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16 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I read a review of a couple of years ago and it seems the situation has not changed. This is a place which has not been improved so much to be really interesting. There is a great difference between the entrance with the small museum and the auditorium and the area where the ships are. The entrance and the museum... More

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Alicante, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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liverpool
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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