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Address: C/ Colon, 1, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 928 312 373
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Description: Christopher Columbus' house is now a history museum, displaying several of...
Christopher Columbus' house is now a history museum, displaying several of his belongings, including his drawings, journals and a portrait.
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The house itself is of a remarkable architecture of the island. Inside, the museum offers a selection of rooms with their own themes - including a huge interactive model of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Narvik, Norway
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Narvik, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The house itself is of a remarkable architecture of the island. Inside, the museum offers a selection of rooms with their own themes - including a huge interactive model of the island, and a room with various paintings. Loud (and not very friendly) parrots live in the center patio. The basement is filled with pre Columbia artefacts and displays a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The colonial buildings in this area have been kept to an exceptional standard. We didn't go inside but the building itself was very impressive. As is the area around - definitely see the plaza nearby with the Santa Ana church entrance!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's not a large or world-class museum, but it has enough to keep a vistor's interest for an hour or two, and really gives one a sense of the early days of the Canaries, and explains their important in the discovery of the Americas by the Spanish empire. Watch out (in all senses) for the Macaws.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Saw the rubens exhibition and a frida kahlo show for the noche de lis museos, a great idea: more, please!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the few places open in Palma. You would think that the local hotel would warn you it's a national holiday! There is now a charge to enter, but if you are retired it's only 2 Euros. Across the little plaza is an interesting church, or it would be if it were opened! It is never open all year... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Do not expect any domestic goodies, this is just a nice house/museum with journal extracts and journey profiles of Christopher Columbus. There are also some interesting models of Gran Canaria and South American artifacts.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum made the distances Christopher Columbus travelled with ships which were quite small and only 3 of them really more unimaginable. His voyages of discovery were for the time amazing. I also discovered why most of South and Central American speak Spanish and only Brazil speak Portugese. If you don't know look it up. The museum has many language... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The building is beautiful and very well preserved. the garden inside is cosy. There are a couple of Ara parrots which make it even more exotic. However, maybe due to scarcity of funds, there is very little to see inside. The souvenir shop has very nice items.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum is ok, there are maps and interactive videos of Columbus and his travels. It gives a decent insight into history and the Canary Islands history. There are also two live parrots which stroll around the inner courtyard, surreal.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The museum is located in an interesting part of town, an area worth walking around, near the cathedral. I am easily bored in museums but this is not too large yet left a strong impression of the bravery and character shown by the early naval explorers. The ships were, from memory, about 21 metres long and carried a crew of... More 

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