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Monastery in La Rábida

Monasterio de la Rábida

In the pretty, peaceful village of La Rábida, don’t miss this 14th- and 15th-century Franciscan monastery, visited several times by Columbus before his great voyage of discovery. Highlights include a chapel with a 1…
Historic Site in La Rábida

Muelle de las Carabelas

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 and the Santa María – the three ships used by Columbus in his i…
Gardens in La Rábida

Parque Botánico José Celestino Mutis

The recently unveiled Parque Botánico José Celestino Mutis is a beautifully landscaped botanical garden on a hillside with plants and trees from both New World and Old. The large park makes for a delightful ramble, …