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Palos de la Frontera

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Palos de la Frontera

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Full day excursion in which we will move to the surroundings of Huelva to know the last steps of Columbus before he left for the first time in search of the new route of the Indies, in which he met the new continent. During the tour we will visit the Caravel Quay, where the replicas of the three ships that left on Columbus' first voyage are located. In addition to the replicas of the ships, its main tourist attraction, the Muelle de las Carabelas Museum has an interpretation center, the medieval neighborhood and the Isla del Encuentro, where an attempt has been made to recreate the indigenous culture of the Island of Guanahani, the first island on which Christopher Columbus landed on October 12, 1492. Later we will move on to the Monastery of Santa María de la Rábida, where Christopher Columbus stayed, before leaving for the New World from Andalusia, when he was still preparing his project. Finally, we will go to the town of Moguer where we will visit the Monastery of Santa Clara.
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saltacity wrote a review Nov 2019
Zwingenberg, Germany854 contributions298 helpful votes
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 - absolutely worth exploring.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Sep 2019
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,527 contributions1,542 helpful votes
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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 historical town and its monuments honoring Columbus and his odyssey. As a matter of fact, the monuments are far more interesting than the town itself. So, visit "Monastério de Santa María de la Rábida" and the "Columna de los Descubridores" - in the surrounding gardens, the "Monumento a Colón" (also known as "Monumento a la Fe Descubridora") in Punta del Sebo and the replicas of Columbus' boats at the "Muelle de las Carabelas"! Unmissable! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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CFofLL wrote a review Jun 2017
Fredericton, Canada1,432 contributions313 helpful votes
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 example, there is the church of Saint George, where the sailors and their families prayed before departing on the voyage, along with a statue of the the Pinzon brothers, locals who captained the Nina and Pinta. Behind the church is the communal well, the Fontanilla and a lovely garden. Note the storks on the chimneys. The town is surrounded by lush farmlands as the area is known for the large crops of strawberries and raspberries that are exported all over the EU.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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PatrickMerlevede wrote a review May 2017
Eeklo, Belgium151 contributions108 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: May 2017
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C_and_H_11 wrote a review Oct 2016
Dublin, Ireland648 contributions282 helpful votes
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 & are the oldest remaining part of the original building which was largely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755, but was beautifully restored & revived because of it's historical significance. It has lovely spacious surrounding grounds & it's definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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