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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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Very well set out and thought provoking museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This lovely old building in the cities historic area provides an excellent insight into the many voyages of Christopher Columbus as well as housing a great collection of Spanish paintings. The museum building has been carefully restored, the wooden ceilings are wonderful examples of craftsmanship.. One of the galleries has a 3d model of Gran Canaria. Take a walk around... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a very interesting historical building for anyone interested in Christopher Columbus and his voyages to the New World. The displays were well constructed and provided information to our young children which kept them interested. It is set in an architecturally very interesting part of the city as well. If you have young children then they may be interested... More 

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Fort Collins
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The stones and architecture make the building unique. They were having a private party but allowed us in to use the restrooms. We toured the art gallery upstairs. One can get here independently without a tour.

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Yorkshire
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I really enjoyed this building. There are attractive courtyards and old wooden ceilings. The exhibits mainly relate to Columbus and his voyages and you get a good feel for the close relationship between the Canary Islands and South and Central America. For bird lovers there are two beautiful Macaws (?) wandering the courtyards. The entry price was very reasonable -... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Dual English Spanish signs, interesting exhibits, beautifully maintained. Have to write more for review, but what more could you want?

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Exeter Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a little gem of Canarian history and architecture. The fact that Christopher Columbus stayed here when in the Canary Islands is only a quarter of the story of this house. The little courtyard makes a charming impact as you come in, but in the rooms, both lower and upper, there is much to be discovered. There are information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Named Columbus House because Christopher Columbus stayed there in 1492 while one of his ships was repaired, this museum is one of Las Palmas’ most attractive buildings with ornate doorways, beautiful latticed balconies, large courtyards and carved wooden ceilings, representing numerous aspects of the island’s architecture. On display are ship models, a replica of a cabin of La Niña, one... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A beautifully restored building with amazing carved wooden ceilings. I didn't know Columbus make so many journeys, I do now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

All modern museums in Spain are designed with idea kids to be able to get information themselves. All data is given in clear and colourful way, with pictures, maps, interactive maps et.c. Good place to be! By the way, parrots are meeting you!

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