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La Rabida Monastery

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Visiting San Francesco Monastery and the ships of C. Columbus

We spent one day in this area visiting first the monastery of Rabida where C Columbus planned his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pekka S
Province of Perugia, Italy
Rabbiting on about the Monastery

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

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Bruce W
Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one day in this area visiting first the monastery of Rabida where C Columbus planned his trips to America and we found also that he was a brother Francescano. After that we went to the copies of Columbus's ships and found them interesting....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank TheArthurDent
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank J-L-1977
Reviewed 8 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DayTrip731999
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Katherine J
17 July 2017|
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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.