Sites & cities that bear the name of La Navidad

La Navidad

Today in : Haiti
First trace of activity : 1492 C.E
Last trace of activity : 1493 C.E
Recorded names : La Nativité, Limonade

Description : La Navidad ("The Nativity", i.e. Christmas) was a settlement that Christopher Columbus and his men established on the northwest coast of Hispaniola (near what is now Caracol, Nord-Est Department, Haiti) in 1492 from the remains of the Spanish ship, the Santa María. La Navidad was the first European colony established in the New World during the Age of Discovery, though it was destroyed by the native Taíno people by the following year.

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