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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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  • It is a very nice site, that is worth going to see it, it's a bit of history, the only downside, it is that when we were there, with the caravels dock, was closed for renovation... So, recommend it
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  • A place where history had reserved a place of privilege to this beautiful place. His monastery and replicas of the caravels of the discovery of America make of this place a look to the past without losing sight of the present.
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  • When we were then they were zakraty to repair but you can nip over them nebolshogo admire and fotkat. Just surprised how small such korobljah they crossed the ocean!
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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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