Throughout the island there are numerous monasteries and other buildings of Venetian erection, of which the best known are Paleocastrizza, San Salvador and Pelleka.
When the Dutch West India Company was formed he was Director on the Rotterdam Board, and in 1624 he served as second in command of the fleet which took San Salvador in Bahia de Todos os Santos in Brazil.
Christopher Columbus planted the Spanish flag on San Salvador upon his first landfall in the Americas in 1492.
This was a very tiny village just outside of San Salvador.
Cat Island was long supposed to be the island first reached by Columbus (12th October 1492) and named by him San Salvador.