Palos de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Cádiz, "El Puerto de Santa María"

Palos de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Cádiz, "El Puerto de Santa María"

The tour of `Christopher Columbus´

This excursion takes us to the province of Huelva, near to the border to Portugal. The first village that we visit is `Palos de la Frontera´ and is internationally known as the birthplace of the discovery of America.

Christopher Columbus departed from `Palos de la Frontera´ on the 3rd of August 1492 with the aim of finding a new route to India. The adventure began with three ships and 90 brave men who were chosen by Columbus and by the brothers Martin Alonso and Vicente Yanez Pinzon.

The three ships, `Pinta´, `Niña´ and `Santa María´, were built in `Palos de la Frontera´. In this town there are three replicas and an interpretation centre which we will visit.

Continuing our route south we go to `Sanlúcar de Barrameda´. This village is located at the river delta of the `Guadalquivir´, the biggest and longest river in Andalusia.

After the discovery of the New World `Sanlúcar de Barrameda´ was a reference - port, starting with Christopher Columbus on his third voyage, Magellan on the first sailing around the world and of course the entry into the state of higher economic development through the promotion of trade between America and the port of Seville.

Finally, we visit `Cádiz´, the provincial capital, and the port `Santa María´. This city was the logistical centre for trade after its discovery and conquest of America and known as `the city of a hundred palaces´.

Meeting point: Estepona bus station 7:30, Plaza de la Alameda in Marbella 8:00 and Comercial Centre Miramar of Fuengirola 8:30 (we can also pick you directly up from your hotel or resort)

Timespan: 1 or 2 days