La Rabida Monastery, Huelva

Owned by the Franciscans since the 13th century, La Rabida Monastery was declared a Spanish national monument in 1856. The buildings at the site were constructed in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, as evidenced by the Gothic and Moorish Revival architecture popular during those periods. Christopher Columbus stayed at the friary for two years after his first request to sail to the Indies was denied. With the help of the friars, he was able to submit his proposal to Queen Isabel a second time. Visit the on-site museum full of relics from the New World and the discovery of America, as well as a cloister and reception room, all in pristine condition because they are still in use today. Plan to visit La Rabida Monastery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Huelva attractions using our Huelva trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Visit before going to the pier where the ships are located, this monastery conveys you the charm of history and secrets that its walls host. Place of vital importance in the discovery and junction with the new world, this place transports you in silence to the period of the 15th century in which such events resulted. It is a not very extensive in time and space, but it is really worth.
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  • Okay if more. The mudejar cloister and rooms with panels explaining all about the voyage of Columbus. Fatal pictures for my taste.
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  • The monastery is in a magnificent State, saves historic treasures and is in a great location. The sunsets are spectacular and the visit does not never disappoint. The monks living in the monastery are very nice and know the treasure you possess.
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