Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
(4.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There are many colon and houses which have visited this brings a touch focused on passing by the island but also make remembrance of all your travel path. There is no original documentation, almost all are facsimiles. Also models where also a bit the story of Las Palmas and in the basement there is a small Museum of figures brought from * Las Indias *.
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  • This is a charming multi story house in the 'Old Town' near the Cathedral. The museum concentrates on the voyages of Christopher Columbus ( He stopped off en route in Canaries every time). Quaint cour...  more »
  • Fascinating details of Columbus and his life in a lovely building plus details of the history and geography of Gran Canaria. 
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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