Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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History Museum Museum
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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  • This is an incredibly beautiful house museum which places Columbus in a new light -from the viewpoint of the Canary Islands and the Caribbean and not from the perspective of Peninsular Spain or the Un...  more »
  • Little museum on Columbus travels, the developement of navigational instruments and maps. Takes an hour. Information in english, but no guided tours. Filthy toilets.  more »
  • In the heart of the city this is a great little museum. Lots of interesting facts about the Columbus era in an easy on the eye format. An hour will be plenty of time in amongst a number of other attra...  more »
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  • Nice explanation of Colombus' trips. Would like to have seen though Furniture of the house though (no idea whether they indeed exist nowadays).
  • We had a great experience in total, the staff is very helpful and friendly and the artefacts inside give you proper insight into the journeys of Columbus.
  • It is located in Vegueta (the old part of the city) and its full with history. The first floor make you feel like you are part of the XV century.
  • Nice piece of maritime history. You can read a lot about navigation and exploration. Don't miss thous 2 parrots from inside yard.
  • It's a small museum mostly dedicated to the discovery voyages of Columbus. In the top of the building there is a small painting collection and a plaquette of the island. I found most interesting were the parts about Columb us and his voyages of discovery and the paintings upstairs.

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