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Casa de Colon

C/ Colon, 1, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Casa de Colon The Casa de Colon is located in Calle Colon, 1, and the entrance is free. The conqueror of the Island of Gran Canaria was Juan Rejon... more »
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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lovely example of this type of house as well as being a museum to Columbus. So relaxing on a hot day.

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Yorkshire
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We were glad we had found out from helpful TA members how to get to this museum from the cruise terminal, as we found it interesting. It was an easy enough ride on the tram (20 minutes), and low cost entry especially for Senior citizens! The rooms all had laminated cards in a variety of languages including English. We spent... More

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milton keynes
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nothing exciting in this museum. Rather empty and dark. Best part was the ceilings in the casa.very few other visitors apart from a noisy school party.can't recommend a visit apart from a few interesting maps showing the voyage of Christopher Columbus

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Surrey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Not only is this is a most interesting museum charting the voyages of Christopher Columbus, it is also a great example of colonial architecture.

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Evenskjer
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Only 4 EUR to visit this museum and free entrance for children under the age of 18. Gives you a good introduction to Christopher Colombus travels and and discoveries.

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Wolverhampton
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Ok, so Columbus may have just dropped in while passing through rather than living there but we spent a lot longer wandering around the three floors of exhibits than we had anticipated. In brief, the museum does a good job of giving the history of Columbus's voyages and setting these in context, detailing the subsequent effect on trade and emigration... More

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Needs a disabled lift badly; otherwise it has a tremendous range of interesting items inside & a beautiful outside.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully presented.very reasonable admission price.I personally liked the fact they had A4 lamanted information cards available in 5 different langauges in each room...it was like having a tour guide with you.highlight of our day.would definatly go again

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are not too many museums on Gran Canaria and even fewer worth visiting. But Casa de Colon definitely is one of them, in as far as it is relatively compact and informative and provides explanation texts also in other languages than Spanish, which is not always the case even in large museums in Spain. Although the Columbus section is,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This small museum in a colonial house in the early Spanish La Vegueta portion of Las Palmas not only shows models of life on board Columbus' ships and a history of exploration of the New World, but provides a glimpse of life in colonial Spain. The house is built in the traditional colonial style, with faceless walls facing the street,... More

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