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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  • If you want to expand your knowledge about the history and curiosities of the discovery of America, and all the previous and subsequent events, do not hesitate to visit the monastery as well as replicas of the 3 caravelas of Columbus, which in reality were two carevelas and a não... Also recommended to attend the screening is performed each time point in the room of audiovisiales where a documentary about the discovery is projected.
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  • This Franciscan monastery is a visual book on trips to america and its discovery. That like history, it can not be see if you pass by Huelva. Be seen in little more than one hour.
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  • The visit to the entire complex of La Rabida is a marvel to learn and remember the adventure that resulted in the discovery of America in 1492. Visit to the monastery is very instructive as well as the whole: the caravels dock where you can upload to replicas of the three ships, stroll through the Queen's Pier, etc. We did not have time to visit the Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden which must also be a marvel. A good excuse to return
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