Casa de Colon, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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A compelling stop for history buffs, Casa de Colon 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 Colon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria road trip site .
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  • A visit for everyone. The Casa de Colón, Las Palmas is a beautiful building where you can learn about the Admiral trips to the new world.
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  • A good couple of hours for, I think, 6 euros each. Marco Polo based himself here before setting off for the Americas four times and I didn't know that. Flags, maps, relief maps and souvenirs his crew ...  more »
  • Multiple Columbus lived in the former Governor's Palace. It is now a Museum, which mainly deals with the discoveries, which are launched from Gran Canaria out. Very informative, everything is prepared. There are artifacts from South America also in the basement. The room, which was modelled on the inner workings of the "Pinta" is particularly impressive. I can only recommend to visit the Museum!
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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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