Casa de Colon Museum - while in Las Palmas you have to visit the old historical quarter of Vegueta. And one of the highlights here is its Santa Ana's Cathedral.
Well literally right behind the Cathedral is Casa de Colon Museum.
This is where Christopher Columbus last stayed in 1492 before sailing
to the unknown. It has now been turned into a museum.
The first advantage of visiting it is that it's FREE!
(However there is a contribution box. So do feel free to make a small
donation to help them keep up with the great work they are doing.)
And as you'll be in the neighborhood anyways you might just as well
The building itself is pretty amazing both from the outside and the
Its facade is beautifully decorated with ornaments and typical wooden balconies.
The inside has a lovely central courtyard which takes you straight
back to the old colonial times.
The museum has 4 sections (and 13 exhibition rooms) these are themed on: Columbus' voyages, Pre-Columbian American culture, Canary Islands as a transatlantic shipping post and on the history of Las Palmas.
We walk around the full museum is just under an hour.
Ah, and don't miss the basement it's amazing!
It has Colombus' ship cabin replica of La Niña! You really can imagine what it must have been like to be in the real ship sailing out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Another of my favorites is the 1400 map of the world. It's totally wrong, but very interesting.
While in the area we also suggest you visit the Contemporary Art Museum (CAAM Centro Atlantico Arte Moderno) which is just round the corner.
Museo / Casa de Colon Information
Calle Colón 1
Mon - Fri 09:00 to 19:00
Sat 10:00 to 18:00
Sun 10:00 to 15:00Closed 1 Jan, 22 May and 24, 25 and 31 December.
Free entrance every day (all year round)
If you need more information you can give them a call on (+34) 928
312 373 or send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org