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 your visit to Casa de Colón and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria road trip site .
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  • August 20, 2017
    The Museum is small but very nice Colón: the building is a jewel and exposure is well taken care of and interesting. Even our kids loved the fact that there are two parrots ara that circulate freely on the patio!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Interesting, informative museum based on the exploration journeys of Christopher Columbus, housed in a former governor's house, visited by Columbus.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Really interesting, dedicated rooms with the maps of the voyages of Columbus, cute little Garden Center with two beautiful parrots, and basements with a collection of artifacts indigenous Mesoamerican! A must visit!
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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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