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La Rabida Monastery, Huelva

(4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Franciscan monastery from the 15th century on the border clubs. Your church mudejar where the Virgin of miracles, the 14th century Alabaster sculpture is located is. The 14th century Mudéjar cloister, the Chapter House and the refectory are other rooms. In the 30 years Daniel Vázquez Díaz decorated some rooms with frescoes by Columbian issue. Is monument historic-artistic.
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  • Who would have thought that so much history in this small, cute monastery has played down. We could walk in the footsteps of Columubus. The atmosphere of the monastery caught us immediately. With a little imagination you could imagine how Columbus has planned his great journey, then by the King to obtain the approval of travel itself. Not far from the monastery, you can visit then the port with the three replicas of the ships of Columbus. With great admiration we have taken copies in the original note, with what small nut shell the sailors on the big trip have beta. Who feed in Andalusia and Huelva is should itself this highlight not to be missed.
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  • Knowing that this place was forged much of the journey that would lead to the discovery of the Indies are excited, because the history of La Rábida is intimately linked to the good offices of the friars to the Crown, helping Colon to achieve your goal. From there is made them steps to find them sailors of them peoples neighbouring that came with them caravels of the port of sticks and there also is received, to its return, first to them brothers Finch, and to courteous and to Pizarro, more afternoon. There, also, is planned the beginning of evangelization of the new lands with cures and Friars of the surroundings. The monastery of la Rábida was a convent built in the s. XIV-XV, which was virtually destroyed with the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and the subsequent alienation. Rehabilitation began in the 19th century and now we can see the old mudejar cloister, the coffered ceilings, paintings on the walls, the Church and dependencies, all very beautiful within a luxurious simplicity. We were lucky to see it alone, which, however, is a shame since it shows the lack of interest we have for the historical places. The visit costs € 3 and includes audio guide. In its environment is built the Forum Ibero-American of the Ribat, the University and the spring of them caravels, closed to the public from makes time by rehabilitation (although seen from outside not seems that is is rehabilitating nothing)
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • A lovely place, with a museum about the history of the monastery and Christopher Columbus beautiful, well structured and not overly long. Nice. Great place. I came out with something more.
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  • Although most of the works are contenporaneas, it is worth visiting it. Also is in a beautiful spot. One thing that has not liked anything is that toilets missing soap dispensers and not have to spare them nor been placed provisionally SOAP
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  • By the monastery and surrounding area, as staff, more exactly the skinny woman who is present at the input passes giving is one incompetent. Bad shapes, bad ways and not was rather timely with me, one older couple that came after I left enough that also want ways... and not I who to give lessons, but education and respect I have.
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