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Rábida Monastery, cradle of the Discovery of America

Rábida Monastery Where is it?: The Monastery of La Rábida is located in the city of Palos de la Frontera (Huelva - Spain). Description: - It is a small Franciscan monastery located in Palos de la Frontera, (Huelva - Spain), on the top of a hill next to the joint of the Tinto and

Preparations for the first voyage of discovery

On May 12th, 1492 Christopher Columbus departed from Granada in the direction of Palos, a place chosen for the departure since the Cadiz port was practically collapsed by the departure of Jews decreed by the Catholic Kings few days before. The other reason it was chosen is because it was

Funding of the Columbian project

Cristopher Columbus had to seek funding for his project, but he was not only seeking financial resources, also the support of some political power that would give him legitimacy, exclusivity and power to execute his plans. Hence, he turned to the most important European kings of the time to ask

Christopher Columbus’ project

The Cristobal Columbus was none other than to find a new route that reached the coasts of the Asian continent by sailing westwards, that is, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, in those times better known as the Oceans Sea or the Dark Sea. Fall of Constantinople The reason for the search for these

In Search of the continent

We find ourselves to April 24th, 1494, the situation in La Hispaniola islad is calm, Columbus and his people have advanced by its interior and discovered indications of the existence of gold in abundance. The settlement of the Isabela is developing and the great initial problems are more or less

Disaster at Fuerte Navidad

On the night of November 27th, the Castilian ships anchored in front of the place where they had built the fort almost a year earlier in the Hispaniola island. The darkness made it impossible to see if there were any dangerous elements in the water, so they decided to wait

Discovering a new world

After the first contact with the land and with some natives, the ships began a journey through all the small islands that were found. They did not believe what they saw, that must have been the closest thing to the paraíso: blue waters, white beaches and lush vegetation. They sailed

The Discovery of America – Columbus’s First Journey

The Discovery of America took place on October 12th,1492 during the first Christopher Columbus trip to American lands. Although the real intention of this trip was to find a sea route to Asia and have direct access to its markets eventually became one of the greatest feats of world history.

Martín Alonso Pinzón, great Spanish sailor

Nacimiento: 1441 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain). Death: March 31th,1493 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain). Burial Site: La Rábida Monastery in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain) Charges: - A seaman and discoverer from Huelva. - Captain of the Pinta Caravel on the voyage of discovery of America. - Co-discoverer of

The Capitulations of Santa Fe

April 17th,1492 the capitulations of Santa Fe are so called because they were signed in the Granada town of Santa Fe, Christian headquarters during the siege of the Catholic Kings against the last vestige of Muslim power in the Peninsula. The capitulations were a contract signed between the monarchs and individuals