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Muelle de las Carabelas

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Historical Place with Something for Everyone

Stopped here on a Trafalgar tour. We didn't go through whole museum but it was a great stop along... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Las carabelas

Good places for kids that love the pirates stories, and very affordable. €7 for a family of 4. No... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
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Paraje de La Rabida, 21810 Palos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 959 53 05 97
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This attraction contains life-size reproductions of the Santa Maria, La Pinta and La Niña, the three ships that Columbus used to make his momentous journey to discover the Americas in 1492. The reproductions were built around 1990-1992 to celebrate 500 years since this discovery was...More

6  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Stopped here on a Trafalgar tour. We didn't go through whole museum but it was a great stop along our route. Replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria are great for adults and kids. There is also a little shop for coffee and drinks...More

1  Thank LC N
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It was great for my 4 and 6 year old. The steps/ladders on the ships were a little challenging for them but still okay. The 3 ships are very fun for them to explore the deck, bellow deck and climb up top. The museum was...More

1  Thank Ptone21
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Replica of the 3 ships that Columbus used during the voyage to America in 1492. Puerto Rico was "discovered" in September 9, 1493 in the second voyage. La Rabida is a Monastery where Columbus spent time with the monks and planning the voyage with the...More

1  Thank Hernandez1697
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Good places for kids that love the pirates stories, and very affordable. €7 for a family of 4. No easy to get on public transport unfortunately. Drive necessary.

1  Thank Traveler710870
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The site had actual size replicas of the 3 “ships”, along with fact filled grounds & museum. Had a film on making & sailing the ships in modern times. We have heard / studied the history of the pre-voyage prep. & the voyage our entire...More

1  Thank ploderhose
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great value especially for pensioners who get a good discount. Lots of information in the museum and a recreated village outside where kids can run free. The ships are great and accessible unless you have mobility problems. They are small and it is amazing that...More

1  Thank DMH99
Reviewed 19 May 2018

to see the replica ships used on Columbus first voyage to America is really interesting and surprising to see how small they were

1  Thank Juny61
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Easy to find and good parking. Two very reasonable cafes on-site. The musuem is well worth seeing but the stars are obviously the three (perfect-) replica ships that can be safely boarded (though wear sensible shoes and don't let young children off the leash -...More

1  Thank tempramarea
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A lot of effort in well done displays both inside and out. Of course the most impressive is the ships themselves and how small they are. A full display of natives, huts, are around the boat moat right along side the Tinto River. Displays are...More

1  Thank Teresa H
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