Muelle De Las Carabelas, Huelva, Palos De La Frontera

Muelle de las Carabelas - Columbus' first expedition

In the western part of Andalusia, not far from the small town of Palos de la Frontera, there's a place with extraordinary historical significance – the Muelle de las Carabelas. From here, over five centuries ago, Christopher Columbus set sail on his groundbreaking journey that forever changed the world by reaching the Americas and opening up a new world to Europe.

The centrepiece of the exhibition are faithfully reproduced replicas of three famous ships: Santa María, Pinta & Niñawhich, under the command of Columbus, crossed the Atlantic in 1492.

Muelle De Las Carabelas

Visiting this site, you can do more than just admire the ships; you also have the chance to dive deep into the sailing techniques of the era, life on board during the month-long voyage through uncharted waters, and the initial encounters with the indigenous people of America. Interactive exhibits, educational workshops, and multimedia materials bring the era of exploration to life, offering both education and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

More information, opening times and tickets are available on the website: Click Here

While you're in the area, make sure to visit Huelva: for a city description, attractions, and what to see, click here and also check out La Rábida: a 13th-century monastery where Columbus prepared for his expedition.


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