Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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History 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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  • 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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