Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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A compelling stop for history buffs, Casa de Colón houses a museum, a library, and a specialized studies center. Christopher Columbus visited this spot in 1492 to ask for money to repair his ship La Pinta. Find information about Columbus’ travels in the museum, along with displays on the Canary Islands and pre-Columbian America. Also of interest are the exhibits on European painting over the centuries and Amazonian cultural artifacts. Plan your visit to Casa de Colón and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria road trip site .
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  • The Museum is small but very nice Colón: the building is a jewel and exposure is well taken care of and interesting. Even our kids loved the fact that there are two parrots ara that circulate freely on the patio!
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  • Interesting, informative museum based on the exploration journeys of Christopher Columbus, housed in a former governor's house, visited by Columbus.  more »
  • Really interesting, dedicated rooms with the maps of the voyages of Columbus, cute little Garden Center with two beautiful parrots, and basements with a collection of artifacts indigenous Mesoamerican! A must visit!
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  • Very interesting little museum in a beautiful building. Well worth the 4 euro entrance. About 1 hour needed to comfortably see all the displays
  • Beautiful building with a great inner courtyard where you can find two parrots "talking to each other", routes and maps of Colomb's journeys are nicely presented. A small but great painting section. The basement is amazing to see.
  • Very nice and maintained interior. The explanation found around the house is acceptable. The staff is very kind and helpful. It is worth to visit the place.
  • The number one destination at Gran Canaria .. if you're into history you'll love seeing the old maps of the worlds and how history was made .. and how our exploration of Earth went .. half a day is recommended ..
  • Very nice and intetresting place. Must see if you visit to Las Palmas.

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