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Location address: España, Huelva, Palos de la Frontera
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In 1485, Colombus arrived penniless in the port of Parlos. He spent his night at the nearby Franciscan monastery of La Rábida which housed travelers free of charge. It’s from this harbour that he sailed 7 years later, in 1492 on August 3 with the Pinta, Niña, and Santa María. That scene was painted by Evaristo Dominguez. The three ships landed in America on October 12, 1492. The Santa María foundered in American waters, but the other two ships returned to Palos on March 15, 1493.
Palos de la Frontera is a town and municipality located in the southwestern Spanish province of Huelva, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is situated some 13 km (8 mi) from the provincial capital, Huelva. According to the 2006 census, the city had a population of 8,415. It is most famous for being the place from which Columbus set sail in 1492, eventually reaching America.