The discovery of America

The discovery of America

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Granada was the city that made Columbus’ journey to the Indies possible. It was here that he was given the patronage of the Catholic Monarchs, even though it was initially difficult to win their favour. He stayed in the Castillo de Moclín castle until he was tired of not making any headway with the monarchs and left the castle. When he reached the Puente de los Pinos bridge he was stopped by a messenger of the Catholic Monarchs.

Once Granada had been conquered, Columbus’ luck changed. He met with the rulers in the Torre de Comares in the Alhambra and at the Salón de Embajadores where the financial details of the trip were arranged. In the same year, in Santa Fe, Columbus and the kings signed the agreement that made the discovery of America possible.


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