Today in 1502: Christopher Colombus
began his fourth journey to the New World.
Still, our driver gave us a bit of an impromptu tour as we travelled through Runaway Bay (where escaped slaves went to begin their exit to Cuba) and Bueno Rios (where Christopher Colombus
stopped to refill his water stores during one of his voyages).
Starting at the mightily impressive square Placa de Catalunya in the south, Las Ramblas is a mile-long odyssey of bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, churches and galleries which finally ends with the Monument de Colon in the north, the towering statue dedicated to Christopher Colombus
Founded by Christopher Colombus
, it was the first city built in the New World by European settlers and is full of cobble stone streets and grand Spanish colonial architecture.
landed in Puerto Rico on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.