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Karen Sturley wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Went to visit today but has been closed since 12 November 2020 until further notice. Lovely walk up though and lovely walk through botanical gardens beside this.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Aleph_999 wrote a review Sep 2020
Salamanca, Spain672 contributions181 helpful votes
This monastery for sure deserves a visit for two main reasons: - History: the nice audioguide starts with: this door was crossed by Cristopher Colombus and his son, Diego, when they came from Portugal... - Art: although quite restored and far from the original, it has very nice mudejar details, particularly a cloister
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Virginia O wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom568 contributions194 helpful votes
We wanted to learn more about the history of this monastery and it's role in the planning of Columbus' voyages of discovery. It's a pleasant place to wander around, especially if you are fortunate enough to visit when there aren't many large groups around. There is plenty of free parking and a wide open pedestrian avenue leading up to the entrance itself. There is an audio tour included in your entry fee. You just leave some form of collateral at the desk and retrieve it when you return the audio device. The Friary is owned by the Franciscans and was the place that Columbus stayed while planning his voyage to the New World, with the help and patronage of the guardian of the monastery, who wielded influence as the confessor to King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella. We found it a peaceful place in which to wander and learn. Quite an interesting stop. .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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peterwV975TL wrote a review Nov 2019
Malaga, Spain904 contributions277 helpful votes
All the previouc tevirws on TA give a very good idea what you are going to see. History in a beautiful old building. What more could you ask for. As an OAP with photo ID your entry fee is €1.50. I would suggest that you take advantage of the free audio guide. You merely leave your photo ID with the ticket office for the duration of your visit. Collect it when you return the audio guide. The guide provides a lot of information about the site you would otherwise miss and for a change is actually rather informative. For us, Audio Point No. 1, had quite an impact and set the tone for the rest of the tour. You are at that point standing in the small lobby where Christopher Columbus and his son stood when they first visited the Monastary in 1492. Take a breath. Now thats impressive. Wow. And on you go. Ceratinly a site that is well worth the entrance fee. Recommended
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Date of experience: November 2019
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May F wrote a review Nov 2019
Loveland, Colorado1,678 contributions287 helpful votes
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The monastery de Santa Maria de La Rabida is the place where Christopher Columbus rested before his maiden voyage in 1492. Interesting to see.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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