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“Columbus residence” 3 of 5 stars
Review of A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo

A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo
Travessa da Sacristia 2, Porto Santo Island 9400-176, Portugal
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Columbus residence”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice building but not much to see, nice pictures of local life, and interesting artifacts look for the cards with English translations

Visited May 2014
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Porto Santo Island, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Casa Colombo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The place is interesting, however on ne needs to be able to understand Portuguese to follow it through as there are no explanations in any other languge.

Visited August 2013
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Greater London
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“Where was Columbus?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Locally they are very proud of their link with Columbus even though he only lived there for three years. His brevity of stay is reflected in the content on offer in this museum which is further reflected in the entrance fee of €2.

It's more of a tick-the-box exercise than a must see.

Visited October 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Only 2 Euros”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

For 2 Euros is a nice place to visit, lovely little house nice garden, Links to Columbus a bit sketchy but it has got some interesting artifacts.

Visited October 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Loose link.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Only 2 Euros to enter but appears to have very tenuous links with Columbus. He is supposed to have lived here after marrying the daughter of the Governor of Porto Santo. The historical time-lines are quite interesting as are some of the artefacts but it would have been more interesting to see the house laid out in the manner that it would have been, whilst he was living there. Situated just behind the main church.

Visited October 2013
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