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Address: Huelva, Spain
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Great for Kids Too!

We thought these were well presented replicas of the 3 ships used by Christopher Columbus & crew on their voyage to America. You can climb aboard so it gives you a good idea what... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove and hour in October 2016 to see the ships and they were closed. There was no indication on their Facebook page or website. We checked their website this morning and there was. I indication it was shut. So we drove again for an hour again to try and visit the ships. Yet again it's closed. This time lots... More 

Thank sazzleevans
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Decided to go and see the 3 replicas of the Columbus ships that crossed the Atlantic but the attraction was closed with no opening dates given. I know it is out of season but having no indication when this attraction would be open along with all the other historical items in the town of Palos de la Frontera was a... More 

1 Thank douglg2
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited this incredibly interesting attraction but in Jan 2017 it was still closed. No indications as to when it will reopen. The nearby Monastery should be worth a visit but it closes during lunch hours. The area is beautiful and well kept.

Thank Cipsontheroad
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went there today and were greeted by a sign that says it is closed for renovations and they expect to reopen on December 15th 2016. Would probably look at visiting when open as the ships' replicas seem an interesting way to visualize the history of their famous voyage.

2 Thank JAG_in_YVR
Dublin, Ireland
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296 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We thought these were well presented replicas of the 3 ships used by Christopher Columbus & crew on their voyage to America. You can climb aboard so it gives you a good idea what it was like living onboard for months or even years on end on their intrepid voyages. There's plenty of information too with an accompanying video shown... More 

Thank C_and_H_11
Derry, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you love history and the story of Christopher Columbus or cristobal colón as he is known in Spain you will wonder in awe at this exhibit! My grandchildren would just live this here. Makes history classes a bit more exciting. Great that you can board the three shoos on display and see how they lived on board

Thank celtictiger_7
Bogota, Colombia
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It is basic and simple but you have to see it! I gave 4 instead of 3 because it made me think about the moment in history when those men got inside those little things to face high seas!!! And when you have the opportunity to get inside and see how small is that space for 30 persons.... you think.... More 

Thank Nutzen
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Located in a purpose built, enclosed dock on the Rio Tinto "las Carabelas" is a visitor attraction providing a fascinating insight into the first and subsequent voyages to the Americas. Central to the whole experience are life size replicas of the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta which you can also clamber all over, so great for the kids and those... More 

Thank GrahamGAD
Moron de la Frontera, Spain
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233 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Not much parking in the area and the exhibit is quite small and a little kitsch! The 3 replica boats were ok to walk into and see or imagine what life on a ship could be like but the exhibits outside did not look too real but just theatrical props. I think it would be fun for families with children... More 

Thank ItalianChicken1
Dublin, Ireland
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129 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place with very informative panels telling the story of the journeys from Huelva to America. You will find nice places showing the presents they brought to the Indians, how they lived and additional information about the crew in the Carabelas. But undoubtedly the highlight is the 3 replicas of the original Carabelas that made the first trip... More 

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