DOCK OF LAS CARABELAS
Paraje De La Rábida - Palos de la Frontera (Palos de la Frontera)
In the Muelle de las Carabelas museum are reproductions of the Niña, Pinta and Santa María which were constructed in 1992 to celebrate the fifth centenary of the discovery of America. It was given the name of Muelle de las Carabelas, or quay of the caravels. As well as the replicas of the ships which are its principal tourist attraction, the Muelle de las Carabelas museum has an interpretation centre, the mediaeval quarter (recreated around the harbour area) and the Isla del Encuentro, or island of encounter, where an attempt has been made to recreate the indigenous culture of the island of Guanahani, the first island where Christopher Columbus disembarked, on 12 October 1492, and which he named San Salvador.