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La Rabida Monastery

Diseminado De la Rabida, s/n | Palos de la frontera, 21819 Huelva, Spain
+34 959 35 04 11
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A must do

We took the tour with our guide from Huelva Experiences. We were provided with a electronic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Teresa H
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Texada Island, Canada
History comes alive here

For somewhere that has such an important place in history (it is where the deal was made that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Diseminado De la Rabida, s/n | Palos de la frontera, 21819 Huelva, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We just managed to grab half an hour here before it closed at 1pm. Summer hours are 10-1 (10.45 Sundays) and 4-7, closed on Mondays. Entrance price 3€. Leaflet in English describing the rooms (contact me if you would like one). 30 minutes did not...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lots of places in Spain claim a connection with Columbus.,,,usually by allegedly having some of his bones! Columbus actually stayed here and planned his voyages to "India" with the monks while awaiting funding from Ferdinand and Isabella. The tours are excellent with clear descriptions of...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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