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  • Address: 1 Calle Colón, Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35001, Spain
  • Hours: Daily Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm
  • Admission: Free

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Casa de Colon Tours

Charming Casa de Colon was reportedly a rest-and-repair stop for Christopher Columbus and his ship, La Pinta, en route to the New World in 1492.

Originally belonging to the Governor of the Canaries, Casa de Colon was one of a small number of houses that became Las Palmas' first settlement, marking the beginning of the city in 1478.

As you might expect, displays at Casa de Colon have a strong nautical theme and include a replica of a ship's cabin that belonged to Columbus’ fleet, navigation instruments, nautical maps, charts and paintings related to voyages made by the famous navigator. The site's ornate doorways, latticed balconies and chocolate-box-like exterior make it one of Las Palmas’ most eye-catching buildings. If its pretty facade doesn't make you want to discover more about the building's history and Columbus's visit here, the interesting and well-run museum inside will.

Here you’ll find multilingual exhibits that explain the connection between the Canary Islands, Columbus and his great voyages that led him to discover and establish trading links with the new world.

Practical Info

Casa de Colon is in the historic Vegueta district, approximately 10km (6.2mi) south-east of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. To get there by car from Las Palmas, follow the GC-1 highway along the coast in a south-easterly direction. To get there by bus (guaguas) head to the main bus station, estación de Guaguas de San Telmo, south-east of the city.

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