Iglesia de San Jorge


Towards the northern end of Calle Colón is this 15th-century Gothic-Mudéjar church, where Columbus and his sailors took Communion before embarking on their great expedition. Water for their ships came from La Fontanilla well nearby.

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1. Museo Naval

0.08 MILES

In an old sailors' hospital, Palos' naval museum hosts an impressive collection of ship models, from prehistoric canoes to Columbus' Niña.

2. Casa Museo Martín Alonso Pinzón


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3. Muelle de las Carabelas

2.38 MILES

On the waterfront below the Monasterio de la Rábida is this pseudo 15th-century quayside, where you can board life-size replicas of the Niña, the Pinta…

4. Monasterio de la Rábida

2.46 MILES

In the pretty, peaceful village of La Rábida, don’t miss this palm-fringed, hilltop Franciscan monastery, visited several times by Columbus before his…

6. Museo de Huelva

3.26 MILES

This wide-ranging museum is stuffed with history and art. The permanent ground-floor exhibition concentrates on Huelva province’s impressive…

7. Casa Colón

3.45 MILES

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