Muelle de las Carabelas, Palos de la Frontera

At Muelle de las Carabelas, see replicas of Columbus’ ships and learn about the explorer's journey to the New World. The museum paints a picture of 15th-century Spain through reproductions of maps, arms, and treaties. An audio-visual production tells the story of the sailors who made the voyage to the New World. Board the Pinta, Niña, and Santa María, which are now occasionally used in TV and film productions. Visit the medieval port city neighborhood exhibit to view how locals lived when Columbus set sail, and the Isla del Encuentro exhibit to see the world Columbus came upon when his ships landed. Our Palos de la Frontera trip itinerary maker makes visiting Muelle de las Carabelas and other Palos de la Frontera attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Whilst some might find it a little kitsch, if you can spend the time watching the audio/visual presentations, and go through the displays in the gallery, you will probably learn a lot about the...  more »
  • If I had just seen the replica ships themselves, I would have rated this attraction as average. Kids might enjoy the place. But For adults, the ships are very touristy. Although it was interesting.....  more »
  • The absolute must have when you go holiday with children. It gives them unique opportunity to see, touch and feel Columb's ships replica, learn about his travels and discoveries.
  • Definitely worth a visit. I must congratulate the museum curators for the wonderful replica vessels that are the main attraction, but also for the beautifully presented museum and video, explaining Columbus's difficulties in sponsoring the initial journey and a brief description of the amazing journey itself. There is also a nice cafe offering hot and cold food and drinks.
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