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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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Very interesting

Lovely place to visit even if you are not religious.The grounds leading up to the monastery were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith70
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Interesting Visit

We just managed to grab half an hour here before it closed at 1pm. Summer hours are 10-1 (10.45... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
betterthanwork
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Nottingham, England
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Diseminado De la Rabida, s/n | Palos de la frontera, 21819 Huelva, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Keith70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank betterthanwork
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

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lovely site, the ground leading up to the monastery were well kept and perfect for a little picnic. There is a little restaurant on site and separate toilets. It was 2 euros per person to gain admittance to the monastery and well worth it for...More

Thank honeysuckle1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We visited the monastery in May and it was crowded with tourist buses. It is well worth the stop if you are near Huelva, Spain. For a small fee you can hear the tour in English with a hand held recorder. There are many paintings...More

Thank LLGib
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Colombus spend some time here to prepare his first trip to the Americas, and this convent is now dedicated to this period - worth the visit!

Thank PatrickMerlevede
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip around the monastery. It has a good story to tell and there was enough information on the audio guide in English to make it a really interesting visit. Well worth the trip.

1  Thank mazzerRedcar
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A special place with so much history! We went off season so unfortunately couldn't visit the nearby replicas of Columbus's ships in port. Some EU money is going into this site so it should be very interesting when the work is completed. But the monastery...More

1  Thank Roberta2011J
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place during a trip to Huelva. The audio commentary was brilliant and gave lots of detail about its history as well as making it possible to imagine that you were trading in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus. Very well presented and worth...More

2  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you are interested in Christopher Columbus this is one of 3 places to visit around Huelva . The other two being the nearby town palms de la frontera where Columbus found his crew and conveno de Santa Clara where Columbus frequently visited. There are...More

1  Thank celtictiger_7
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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.
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