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Discoverers Avenue

From the Monument to the Discoverers, downhill along the Rio Tinto, a special monument made of granite blocks at the top of the avenue bears a plaque with the text:

“This Avenida de los Descubridores, the first contribution of Huelva to the celebration in 1992 of the V centenary of the discovery of the Americas, was inaugurated by H.M. Don Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, protector of democracy, defender of freedom, and preserver of peace. La Rábida, October 12, 1981.”

On both sides, there are tile plaques with the coats of arms of American states.

Halfway down, we can see the Aztec Calendar, placed there in August 1982, donated to La Rábida by the Ibero-American Cooperation Institute at the beginning of the fifth centenary of the discovery of America. Further down, to the right, stairs lead us to a small viewpoint presided over by a wrought iron replica of the Cross of San Damián.

Continuing our journey along the Avenue, we encounter a commemorative tile in the pavement for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Colombina Onubense Society (founded in 1880), along with the compass rose.

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