Caravel Pinta

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Baiona was the first port in Europe to know about the discovery of America. On March 1st, 1493, Caravel La Pinta, commanded by Martín Alonso Pinzón, arrived in this port. For the 5th Centenary of the Discovery commemorations a replica of the ship was built. The replica is moored in a dock in the bay and it can be visited.
In 1999 the small museum inside the caravel was reorganised and enriched with all the items belonging to the Columbian times -from Christian to Taino cultures. This way, visitors know the Caravel as it arrived to Baiona in 1493 and bring back to life the Discovery deed: dummies looking like the crew and native Americans aside by side with reproductions of metals, plants, food and exotic animals found in the New World.

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