Las tres carabelas, Pinta, Santa Maria y Niña
Of the three caravels (Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña), the Santa Maria (centre) was the flagship of Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus). These replicas are to be found in La Rábida, near Palos de la Frontera, the starting point of the first voyage of Columbus. In 1992 these ships took part in a voyage replicating that of Columbus to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the original voyage to the Americas. They have been used in numerous films, but now are part of the museum, and are open to the public all year round.