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La Rabida Monastery

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Monasterio de Sta. Maria de La Rábida is a Franciscan Convent which has substantial links with one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bruce W
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Mijas, Spain
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this is an interesting place to visit as it was where Christopher Columbus stayed before his first... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Juny61
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Stonehouse, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Diseminado De la Rabida, s/n | Palos de la frontera, 21819 Huelva, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Monasterio de Sta. Maria de La Rábida is a Franciscan Convent which has substantial links with one of the most important events in history, namely the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. It was here at the monastery that Columbus discussed his desires and intentions...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

this is an interesting place to visit as it was where Christopher Columbus stayed before his first voyage to America

1  Thank Juny61
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We took the tour with our guide from Huelva Experiences. We were provided with a electronic english recorded tour which was very informative. Clean washrooms, small gift shop. Informative information, great displays in the monastery and lovely paintings.

1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

For somewhere that has such an important place in history (it is where the deal was made that enabled Columbus to embark on his adventure into the unknown) the first impression is that it is quite small but when you go inside it is a...More

2  Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Well worth visiting to see where Columbus spent a year preparing for his voyage and to get an insight into all his voyages of discovery, Monastery is well preserved and maintained with a lot to see.

1  Thank TheArthurDent
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Located next to the Carabelas Museum and the perfect complement. Very interesting visit where you can learn lots of stuff about Columbus. Is a beautiful monastery that is mostly a replica since the original was almost totally destroyed by the Lisboan earthquake in 1755. Our...More

1  Thank J-L-1977
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautiful old monastery in an area dedicated to Columbus and his adventures. Fine monument, fine replicas of ships and altogether a place you could spend several hours. Well served by parking and toilets. Guided tour in Spanish only.

2  Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We spent a very interesting day at La Raabida. Beautiful gardens and the monastery was fascinating. Very peaceful and very informative. The reconstructed ships amazed me - they are so small! Extraordinary to imagine them setting sail into the great unknown on these little ships....More

2  Thank 318louise
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The monastery and grounds outside are really nice with plenty of info. The highlight was learning about Columbus' stay here before his journey to the Americas.

1  Thank DayTrip731999
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lovely place to visit even if you are not religious.The grounds leading up to the monastery were well kept and perfect for a picnic. There is a small restaurant on site for coffee and a snack.The monastery is well worth an hour to wander around.Lots...More

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Katherine J
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Response from betterthanwork | Reviewed this property |
I would agree that there is not much for children of that age. We did see local schoolchildren on a trip, but there were aged about 10 upwards.
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