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“Colonisation anyone?”

La Rabida Monastery
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Huelva
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2014

A museum to the glory of Christopher Columbus and Spanish colonisation. If you knew nothing about the history of America before visiting, you will probably walk out of it unaware people actually lived in America before 1492.

4  Thank Julien K
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This Monastery was actually a mosque which was later converted into Monastery by the christian kingdom of Spain. Christopher Columbus got the maps from this place of his voyage to the new world (America). very few people know that Columbus was accompanied by his muslim navigators who helped him out to get America.

6  Thank Hammad M
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The monastery is full of souvenirs and works of art related to the first voyage and the life of Columbus. The building is rather plain but nice enough to visit. I liked the chapel where Columbus prayed before setting off on his first voyage. I liked also a room painted with frescoes by a famous Spanish painter Vazquez Diaz.

4  Thank Elcano2010
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This monastery is well worth a visit but take a guided tour to get the full picture. There is a lot to learn about Columbus his captains and his 6 year stay. There are many portraits and paintings and the monastery is a lot bigger than it looks with two floors. It`s not wheelchair friendly but has clean toilets and a gift shop

6  Thank FredCornwall
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Huelva itself is dull but its proximity to Muelle de las Carabelas as well as La Rabida put it on my tourist map. Historically pivotal, the Monastery shows us how our world changed in 1492. There's an infra-red headset self-guide but we couldn't manage this as we'd only arrived 45 mins before closing time (1pm). The art work on show is wonderful.

3  Thank grecoLiverpool
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