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 to see Casa de Colón and other attractions that appeal to you using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip generator.
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  • The Museum not only gives a historical insight into the Columbus stays in the Canaries and trans-Atlantic trips but also that the other European explorers had reached Canaries years before him and tha...  more »
  • Incredible architecture well worth a visit for this. Though not much about Christopher Columbus. Lovely neighborhood and a very nice Cathedral next to the cosy cafés right outside
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  • More being Spanish-speaking Americans and having seen both in elementary and high school textbooks.
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  • Interesting little museum, I explored all of it and it took around an hour. It's split over 3 levels and I didn't noticed what access was like for those with mobility problems. Each room has a theme, starting with columbus and his voyages (the connection being he stopped off here on most of his journeys) and then more general canarian history, archaeology and art. Entry was 4 euros, and there seemed to be reduced rates for those who worked as teachers.
  • Interesting museum about the travels of Columbus, and for people with maritime interests. Today (12 nov 16) it was free admittance for an unknown reason?
  • Great piece of history. We learned a lot about Columb's adventures. Amazing presentations and displays.
  • Tiny museum, there aren't too much artifacts, but still is worth to visit it. I learned a lot of new things about Colon and his voyages.
  • Very interesting museum inside a beautiful Canarian style house, provides an insight into Christopher Columbus and his stay in the Canaries en route to the Americas

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