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“Very Interesting, Especially all the Maps!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa de Colon

Casa de Colon
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Owner description: Christopher Columbus' house is now a history museum, displaying several of his belongings, including his drawings, journals and a portrait.
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Interesting, Especially all the Maps!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend visited Casa de Colon during a day trip to Las Palmas. I have always been interested in Columbus so this was a great treat for me!

Although the museum was not very big it was well worth the visit. Entry fee was next to nothing and the museum held lots of interesting pieces. We especially loved looking at the old maps.

There are two parrots who live in the museum too, that can be found roaming around the courtyard in the middle of the building. But approach with caution as they can be a little snappy!

Overall I would definitely recommend a visit to this museum, 10/10!

Visited July 2013
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“Great museum, so interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We got to this museum quite by accident, while wondering through Las Palmas. It's very interesting and well done.

It's in a house where Colon stayed while planning his trips (yep. I thought it was only one. Not really!) to the Americas. They even reproduced the inside of a boat in one of the rooms, so you could see how cramped it was.

When I went it was free of charge, but contributions were well accepted. Heard it will change now and entrance will be charged.

Visited August 2012
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“Interesting place to spend a little time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Happened across this place on a public holiday. Was a little surprisd to find it open, and pleasantly surprised to find it was free! Interesting displays, though most labels in Spanish . However in each room there is an information sheet in a number of languages. Spent almost an hour wanderng around.

Visited June 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“this is a place to learn history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This museum is a good place to spend time with friends, family or children (over 5). It is so interesting to find out how important were these islands during the times and in discovering South America etc.
There is a fee to go in, not very expensive.

# The museum is well maintained and has many artifacts. Give yourself more than an hour to visit, don't rush it through.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was the island governor's house but also (more interestingly) the place where Columbus stayed with his mistress prior to sailing to discover the New World in 1492. There is a mock-up of the deck and cabin of his ship which is very authentic and makes for good photographs. the adjacent rooms contains historical replicas relating to the voyages of discovery eg items belonging to Queen Isabella and the papal document dividing the New World between the powers. downstairs are items and replicas from central and south America. Elsewhere there are navigation instruments and maps, relevant paintings, island models etc. watch out for the lovely parrot!

Visited May 2013
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