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Discovery of America
Although the American continent was discovered before it was not until the arrival of Christopher Columbus when was announced this discovery in Europe. Huelva played an important role in the discovery and colonization that took place during four journeys.
If you want to know the main places where this adventure of discovery began we recommend visiting:
Palos de la Frontera
From where started the first journey of Christopher Columbus and where you can visit some important monuments of the event as: House Museum Martin Alonso Pinzon where have lived the Pinzon family and their descendants until recent years.
It is also important to highlight the Monastery of La Rabida where Columbus found help and support for ships and crew needed for his project.
In this town you can visit places like the Monastery of Santa Clara, a prominent Columbian monument and Puerto de la Ribera where was built 'La Niña'.
An interesting article about the vision of this Colombian route is written by Washington Irving describing his visit to Moguer in 1828.
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