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The Route of the Discovery

Palos de la Frontera

On 3rd August 1942, after the reading of the royal order in the Church of San Jorge, the three caravels, under the helm of Columbus, began the journey which would culminate in the Discovery of America.

Men such as the Pinzón brothers, Cristobal Quintero, Pedro de Velasco, and many others contributed to bringing the enterprise to a good end, using their knowledge and mastery of the sea.

the majority of monuments in this village bear witness to Palos as birth-place of the Discovery:

-Casa cuna de los hermanos Pinzón (the Pinzon brothers' birth-place).
-Estatue de Martín Alonso Pinzón (Statue of Martín Alonso Pinzón) situated in the Plaza de la Villa (village square).
-Iglesia de San Jorge 15th century Gothic-Mudéjar: witness to the reading of the Real Pragmática (Royal Decree) conferring upon Columbus the caravels.
-La Fontanilla: Ancient fountain sheltering under a small Mudéjar temple. According to tradition, the place where the three caravels were supplied with their water ration for the journey.

The remains of the old quay, reconstructed in the Fourth Centenary of the Discovery show the appearance of the ol dock on the River Tinto.

Nowadays, thanks to the strawberry-growing industry, Palos has moved to being a fishing village to being prosperous agricultural town of 6,500 inhabitants.

Huelva routes

The Route of the Discovery
Route of La Rábida
Route of Moguer
Route of Palos de la Frontera
From Alájar town to Castaño del Robledo town
Almonaster- Cerro (hill) de San Cristóbal
Almonaster- Escalada village
El Repilado- Los Romeros
Castaño de Robledo- Jabugo
Jabugo- Galaroza- Las Chinas
Riotinto´s mining zone
Santa Ana- Castaño del Robledo
Los Marines - Linares de la Sierra
Corterrangel - Cortelazor
Aroche- San Mamés hermitage
From Santa Ana la Real to its river bank
Arroyomolinos de León- Cerro de los Bonales
El Rocío- La Rocina- El Acebrón
Reception Centre "El Acebuche"
Punta Umbría - Enebrales
Natural Park of the Marismas de Odiel
From Alájar to Fuenteheridos
Alájar- Aldea de los Madroñeros- Linares
Alájar- Linares through Linares mountain pass
Linares- Ribera de Linares
Linares- Aracena through the Molinilla
Cortegana- Fuente los Berros- Cortegana
Cortegana- Las Veredas


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