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More to Palos than the Monastery.

This is a very interesting little town and I'm surprised that I could not find more highlights... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
CFofLL
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Fredericton, Canada
The Columbus Trail

A short visit as part of an historical guided tour (Thursa), Palos de la Frontera was originally a... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
GrahamGAD
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Palos de la Frontera is a small, wealthy village in the southwestern Spanish province of Huelva. It has a population of 10,000. It is most famous for being the place from which Christopher Columbus set sail some 500 years ago. The village is very clean and exquisitely wll kept -
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Just remember, from the port of Palos de la Frontera, in todays Spain's Huelva Province, Christopher Columbus sailed off in 1492, with his three little boats - "Santa María", "Pinta" and "Niña" - to discover the Americas. While in Southern Spain, you cannot miss visiting this
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This is a very interesting little town and I'm surprised that I could not find more highlights listed separately on TripAdvisor. The town is now landlocked but used to be by the ocean before the harbor was silted in and is where Columbus and his crews sailed from. For
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we visited it because it's close to the Monastery known for Colombus' stay, but this town had nothing to offer - just visit the monastery, and move on
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This monastery is in the area of Palos de la Frontera but is not really listed separately & this is a pity as it's a really lovely peaceful place. Within this beautiful monastery there is much to see & it's well worth taking the guided tour. The cloisters are really ancient &
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