It is a museum located in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva). Inside, you can find replicas of La Niña, La Pinta, and La Santa María, which were built in 1992 to celebrate the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of America.
Throughout 1992, various celebrations took place in commemoration of the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of America. Among them, Spain created reproductions of the ships used by Christopher Columbus, the Pinzón brothers from Palos de la Frontera, and the rest of the expedition, including sailors from the region such as the Niño de Moguer, for the journey of the discovery of America. The three vessels were part of the Universal Exposition of Seville, although they were also featured in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and America.
After participating in various activities, including the filming of the movie “1492: Conquest of Paradise,” the Andalusian Regional Government acquired the replicas as part of the Andalusia ’92 project. This led to the construction of the Caravels Pier in the La Rábida area, belonging to the municipality of Palos de la Frontera. The pier was inaugurated in 1994 and is managed by the Provincial Government of Huelva.
It is the third most visited place in Andalusia.