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“Much more than meets the eye!”

La Rabida Monastery
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Huelva
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Much more than meets the eye!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a great time here with our children. The free audio tour in English (and other languages) was excellent and brought the whole place alive. We learnt loads! This is a must visit if you're in the area. A bargain at €3pp!

Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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“Informative visit regarding Christopher Columbus”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Important historic site used by Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims before the monastery was founded over 500 years ago. We visited on a Saturday morning, arriving about noon, to be told that the monastery closed shortly but we did have time to do a quick tour though we could not hire the audio guides, which could have meant everything was more meaningful. We found everything very interesting and the cloisters were beautifully decorated with flowers. Upstairs we saw the chapterhouse where the final meeting took place regarding the feasability of Columbus's journey into the unknown. Also upstairs was the Flag Room with flags from all the American countries and the Philippines with casks of soil from each of the countries. In the Caravel Gallery there are beautiful replicas of the 3 ships. Also there is a series of paintings depicting the life of St Francis of Assisi.

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“A must if you visit Huelva”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the most important places in the history of the city. The cubist paintings by Daniel Vazquez and the amazing surroundings with the view of Cristobal Colón makes this place a perfect stay to see the most beautiful sunset of Andalusia.

Visited September 2012
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Bedford, UK
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Check opening times!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Tricky place to find. It was pouring with rain and the ships were closed for health and safety reasons which was disappointing. We went to monastery earlier than planned but it was closed for siesta so we were unable to access either venue. It was too far from our resort to revisit. Huelva was a small busy industrial town nearby where we spent an hour shopping and having a very sweet but delicious white hot chocolate drink.

Visited October 2012
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Tavira, Portugal
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183 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

An interest place with a story to tell, but it is obvious that is has been rebuilt and is not the original, even so, it is well worth a visit

Visited October 2012
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