Monasterio de La Rábida, Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain

The Friary of La Rábida is a Franciscan friary in the southern Spanish town of Palos de la Frontera, in the province of Huelva and the autonomous region of Andalucia. Since the beginning of the thirteenth century the Franciscan friars have been present in this small alcor on the estuary that flows in the rivers Tinto and Odiel, in the municipality of Palos de la Frontera, Huelva. This Franciscan convent has witnessed one of the most decisive events in the history of humanity, as was the discovery of America. Between the walls of this primitive hermitage, the image of Santa Maria de la Rabida Our Lady of Miracles, a beautiful image of the Virgin which is kept at the same Columbus prayed moments before starting his personal crusade. Visit Spain. Epic Spain Route © Monika Newbound

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