Find information about the discovery of America visiting the places of Columbus, important spaces which took part in this event
The province of Huelva holds the pride of having participated in a historical moment that changed the world: The discovery of America. The tour round the places of Columbus invites you to find about the beginning of this great adventure. These places are located near Palos de la Frontera and Moguer, so if you book your accommodation in Apartamentos Leo, you can´t miss the opportunity of visiting them.
Monasterio de la Rábida, where it all began
The visit to the Monastery of Santa María de la Rábida is of an extreme importance if you want to go in depth in this historical moment when Cristopher Columbus started planning his journey. Built between the 14th and 15th Centuries, with a mudejar and gothic style, its greatest value is the Mudejar cloisters but we also suggest you visit the church, the chapterhouse and the several paintings.
Muelle de las Carabelas
Travel in time to 1492 visiting the Muelle de las Carabelas (Caravel Dock Museum), where you can find reproductions of Niña, Pinta and Santa María. You can have guided tours inside the ships to get to know about this fascinating expedition.
Walk along a historical park
The Park José Celestino Mutis was opened for the celebration of the 5th Centenary of the return of Columbus´ expedition. Here you can appreciate different species of plants native to the 5 continents and also a greenhouse with tropical species.
The best views
To complete this tour, nothing like enjoying the view from the Monumento a la Fe Descubridora, a high statue of around 37 metres tall located in the confluence of both rivers Tinto and Odiel. The statue was a gift from the United States of America to Spain.
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