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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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Interesting Information About Christopher Columbus' Life and Exploration

Lots of historical information about Christopher Columbus and the island of Gran Canaria. You learn about how the Canary Islands were often used as the main departure point for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of historical information about Christopher Columbus and the island of Gran Canaria. You learn about how the Canary Islands were often used as the main departure point for journeys to "the New World" and where the first voyages went. Overall, the exhibits are very interesting and worth a stop for any history buffs. Also, there are two very well... More 

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Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Although it's debated if Columbus ever visited here, he very well could have. The house gives you an idea of the world at that time. Maps, models of the city and art speak for themselves. One room is decorated like a ship cabin, similar to what explorer ships in those days had. Imagine spending a few months there... This place... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We accidentally entered the building, but what a lucky moment it was. The exhibition gave everyone in the family a bit of excitement.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A decent exhibition of island history, art and Christopher Columbus which takes about an hour to view. Situated in the old town of Las Palmas next to the imposing Cathedral this is a good place to start your tour of the capital. The building is supposedly where Columbus stayed whilst his ship was getting repaired and is roomy with incredible... More 

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Domzale, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Interesting small streets in centre. Clean and safe. Find a nice bar and sit down. Drink a coffee or beer. Worth of visiting.

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For those who love history this is an interesting place to visit. But do it on a clody day otherwise I think it will be to hot. Lovley building.

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Akaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Maybe the best part of Las Palmas old town. It was really good condition and there was amazing engraved wooden roofs, nice paintings, beautiful courtyard, interesting crypt below floor level and all together, good example of typical canary house. Worth of visiting.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nobody knows wheter Columbus spent here a minute. But it is a nice old building, it was built for the governor of the island. The exhibition is very interesting, showing the history of the island. There are also temporary exhibitions, we were lucky to have an excellent Goya exhibition. The house itself, the facade are very well kept, very nice.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very charming museum and a must visit. Take your time to come here and you certainly won't be disappointed. Lots to do in the neighborhood as well.

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Narvik, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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