Model of La Santa Maria
The image shows a model of La Santa Maria, one of the three ships that sailed from Seville as part of Christopher Columbuses first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. La Santa Maria was the flagship and the largest of the three, and the other two being La Niña and La Pinta.
This model is housed in the Hall of Audiences in the Casa de Contratación section of the Real Alcázar of Seville, Spain. Established in 1503 by Queen Isabella I of Castile, the Casa de Contratación was an organization (somewhat similar to the East India Company) that controlled the trade in the Americas. Housed in the Real Alcázar of Seville, the Casa de Contratación had broad powers, including the approval of voyages. The current Hall of Audiences was part of it and was a chapel once.
Casa de Contratación pages
– Admiral’s Room
— Last Moments of Fernando III the Saint, a masterpiece by Virgilio Mattoni
— King Louis Philippe I of France
— Queen Maria Amelia de Borbón-Dos Sicilias
— King Fernando VII of Spain
– Hall of Audiences
— Model of Santa Maria
— Virgin of the Navigators
Other related pages and posts
– Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
— Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
— Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral
– La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
– Las Setas of Seville – A modern artistic structure in a historical city
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