Medieval Discovery Fair in Palos de la Frontera, Spain
The historic town Palos de la Frontera hosts an annual festival – Medieval Discovery Fair – commemorating its link to the discovery of America.
The festival takes you back to the time of Christopher Columbus and his preparation for the voyage to the new world.
His first voyage set sail in 1492 from the dock of Palos de la Frontera and replicas of Christopher Columbus’s fleet – the Pinta, the Nina and the Santa Maria – are exhibited in the museum Wharf of the Carvels (Muelle de las Carabelas).
The town has a rich maritime history having been located on the thriving trading route with cities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Locals and visitors dress in period costumes lending a feeling of authenticity to this historic and noble event.
Visit the Medieval Discovery Fair and step right back into the sights and the atmosphere 15th Century Spain.