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La Rabida Monastery, Huelva
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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. To visit La Rabida Monastery and other attractions in Huelva, use our Huelva tourist route planner.
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Jose Angel R
Buen sitio morsa despejarse y aprender Buenas vistas, todo precioso. Da gusto viajar y encontrarte sitios como este.Good site walrus unwind and learn good views, everything beautiful. Da like travel and find you sites such as this.show original
José Alonso S
Muy recomendable visita guiada, nos encanto. Hicimos la visita con unos guías-actores locales, Platalea, que dramatizan la visita y es más que recomendableHighly recommended tour, we love. We did visit a few local guias-actores, Platalea, they dramatize the visit and it is more than recommendedshow original
Por un módico precio descubres este monasterio y su gran historia. Audioguía gratis. Hay que visitarlo si estás por la zona!For a small fee you discover this monastery and its great history. Free audioguide. You should visit it if you are in the area!show original
A Monastery (Convento de Santa Maria de La Rabida) in which Columbus awaited news of the funds approval to finance his very first voyage in search of Indies from Isabella La Reina and Ferdinand Le Rein. He stayed at the friary for two years awaiting for approval, praying and recruiting best of the best seaman and captains for the trip to the unknown promising reaches beyond belief without even having funds for expedition. But he did ok, hasn't he? It is full of interesting pieces and you can get a guide or a self guiding panel. Well worth to see it
Kimberly Ann Graham
Beautiful monetary out in the middle of nowhere. Surrounding gardens and fountains are gorgeous but you will need to pay the 3€ in order to go inside the monastery. Well worth the price of admission! This monastery is one of the many places in Portugal that Christopher Columbus spent some time. There are lots of things to remind you of that time including some reproductions of his letters and journals.
V. GarcíaA corner main of the historyshow original
Maria Isabel Urquijo de las ReigadasThe place is of visit forced, very didactic; Although, I find a stick. I ask to whom it may concern to install an elevator or similar. I made the visit with a baby chair, with which it was impossible to access the stays. In addition, going baby walking there was risk of fall as we had a few arches that were protected only by a few pots. If someone falls we would bear us the hands to the head. Gracias.Un place of such entity requires some services minimal.show original
Nekane BThe monastery that Columbus went asking for advice and financing to embark on its journey to the Indies. This reconstructed and well preserved. Also offer audio guides with all free explanations. Nice visit.show original
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