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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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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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This museo is done very well. Columbus, star maps, statues from South America and parrots are all there :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Helsinki

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museo is done very well. Columbus, star maps, statues from South America and parrots are all there :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

came upon this by accident worth a visit lovely set up of one of the boats and informative re the conquistadores not much in souvenir shop but worth a couple of hours visit area around nice plenty bars etc ask for the elevator to the top points it,s near go to top turn right and walk till you see an... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised what a good explanation was provided as to the Canaries role in the voyages of exploration. On our previous trip to Las Palmas (an organised tour) they missed it out! If you are Las Palmas, the Vegueta old town is must and the Casa Colon is the highlight

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Thank AndyHelby
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The legend and trip documentation says that Christopher Columbus stayed in this house. I was impresed by this place. History, trip documentation, ancient maps and measuring instruments. Multimedia teaching how to read and navigate from the stars. Also art gallery and ethnografic museum.

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Thank HolaFiesta
belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem of a place where Columbus stayed before going off to get lost!!! This place (as well as being a most beautiful building) oozes history into the bones. If you get to Gran Canaria go and see it. We were lucky enough to be there when local Canarian musicians and dancers were in the square beside. An overall joy... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibition on both Colon's voyages as well as the Canary Island's prominent historical role in the colonization of America. Well presented, also for those not fluent in Spanish (multilingual explanatory notes are provided). Beautiful historical building.

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Thank Cacique_ama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't expect much and were rewarded with an interesting tour of Colunbus' Las Palmas' house and a really informative tour of not only Columbus's voyages but also Gran Canaria island. The house is an attraction in itself. It has some very good paintings on display as well.

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Thank John F
Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited from a cruise ship, and were delighted to find this historical gem. It must be one of the best small museums in the Canary Islands. The huge house dates from the foundation of Las Palmas in about 1478. It was the Governor's mansion. Columbus stayed here as an honoured guest at the start of the Atlantic crossing of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Casa de Colon is located in the La Vegueta area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and is thought to be an area that Christopher Columbus stayed in en route to the new world in 1492 and a couple of times after that. The whole area around the Casa de Colon hardly appears to have changed and it is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is good and for only €4 it's worth a look. There were quite interesting maps of Columbus's journeys, stories of his life, portraits, journals, etc. There could be work done to make the museum more interactive and entertaining, but was quite interesting and the staff were very welcoming.

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