Monasterio de Santa María de la Rábida — Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), Spain
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N 37° 12.462 W 006° 55.554
29S E 684052 N 4119928
Quick Description: The Monasterio de Santa María de la Rábida (Friary of La Rábida) is a Franciscan friary in the southern Spanish town of Palos de la Frontera, in the province of Huelva
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 2/21/2013 4:17:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMGE6N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member galinhadosovosdeoiro
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Long Description:

The Friary of La Rábida has been Franciscan property since the 13th century. It was founded in 1261; the evidence is a papal bull issued by Pope Benedict XIII in that year, allowing Friar Juan Rodríguez and his companions to establish a community on the coast of Andalucia. The first Christian building on the site was constructed over a small pre-existing Almohad building that lends its name (rábida or rápita, meaning "watchtower" in Arabic) to the present monastery.
The buildings standing on the site today were erected in stages in the late fourteenth century and the early fifteenth century. The friary, and the church associated with it, display elements of Gothic and Moorish revival architecture; their walls are decorated with frescos by the twentieth-century Spanish artist, Daniel Vázquez Diaz (1882-1969). There is also a cloister and a museum, where numerous relics of the discovery of America are displayed.
Christopher Columbus stayed at the friary two years before his famous first voyage, after learning that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had rejected his request for outfitting an expedition in search of the Indies. With the intervention of the guardian of La Rábida and the confessor to Isabella, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, he was able to have his proposal heard.
The friary was declared a Spanish National Monument in 1856.
text from: wikipedia

Bien:: Monasterio de Santa María de la Rábida Camino del Monasterio

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Andalucía

Provincia:: Huelva

Municipio:: Palos de la Frontera

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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