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Nao Santa Maria Monument

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Mr. Clifford Fernander gives a tour at the Nao Santa Maria Monument in Landfall Park, San Salvador,
View of the Nao Santa Maria Monument at Landfall Park, San Salvador, from a distance

This monument at Landfall Park commemorates a Japanese effort to recreate Columbus' original intention to get to Asia.

In October 1991, a replica of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria - built by the Nao Santa Maria Foundation of Japan and with Haruo Yamamoto as Captain - made landfall here on its journey from Barcelona, Spain to Kobe, Japan. They came to "pay homage to Columbus and his crew and carried a message of hope for harmony between men and nations, between man and the environment and between the earth and the universe." - Haruki Kadokawa, Executive President, Nao Santa Maria Foundation of Japan

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes

Persons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments should be careful when moving around on the sandy soil.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are permitted, but should be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

San Salvador Tourist Office

Queen's Highway, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-1928 · fax (242) 331-1927
Administrator's Office-San Salvador
General Delivery, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-2202 · fax (242) 331-2221

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 24.007793000
Longitude: -74.529911000
Elevation: 23 FT (7 M)
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