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The port is now silted up but it was from here that Christopher Columbus set sail on 3 August 1492. He returned on 15 March the following year, having discovered the island of San Salvador (in the Bahamas) on 12 October.

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Tourist attractions Palos de la Frontera : Things to see and do

  • Life-size replicas of the three caravels, the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María that transported Columbus on his voyage of discovery to the New World in 1492 are moored at this modern dock on the banks of the Tinto Estuary. You can also see a small..

  • The Gothic-Mudéjar Franciscan monastery recalls its historic role in frescoes by Daniel Vázquez Díaz (1930) illustrating the epic voyage by Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus). The church has some fine frescoes in the chapels and a polychrome arte..

  • Avenida de los Descubridores

    Avenida de los Descubridores

    The wide avenue linking Palos de la Frontera to La Rábida is dedicated to "the discoverers" and adorned with the coats of arms of all the Latin American countries. Right at the end, on the Glorieta del Pueblo Argentino (Square of the People..

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Hotels Palos de la Frontera

  • Hotel La Pinta

    Rabida, 79 E - 21810 Palos de la Frontera

    Hotel La Pinta is set in Lugares Colombinos, 15 minutes’ drive from Huelva and Mazagón Beach. It offers a free Wi-Fi zone and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV. Featuring tiled floors and rustic wooden furniture, rooms come with a work desk...

  • Ohtels Mazagon

    Avenida de los Conquistadores, s/n E - 21130 Mazagón

    Situated in Mazagón on the Andalusian coast, Ohtels Mazagon features a shared outdoor swimming pool and terrace with panoramic sea views. There is also a tennis court and minigolf facilities. Each air-conditioned room has a private balcony and a se..

  • Hotel Santa María

    Carretera de Palos de la Frontera a la Rábida, s/n. E - 21819 Palos de la Frontera

    Offering views of Huelva, Hotel Santa Maria is located in the village of La Rábida, just 10 km outside the city. It offers large gardens, a snack bar and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Rooms are decorated simply, and feature air conditioning, heating, ..

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