Casa de Colon - The House of Columbus - Las Palmas


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In the old quarter of the capital Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, lies the so-called 'Casa de Colon', the'House of Columbus'.

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The colonial building houses a museum about the journey of- Columbuson their way to America, with replicas of the 3 sailing ships that made the crossing: the- Nina, thePintaand theSanta Maria.



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The story is that - Columbushimself stayed here on a stopover on his way to America, which is generally accepted by the gullible tourist.

However, this story would have been created by a writer-composer who renovated the house and created this myth about it as a marketing stunt.
The myth is kept alive to lure tourists.


For the entrance fee, you don't have to leave it. For just a few euros, you're inside.

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The building itself is impressive enough, even if - Columbusand his journey are not of interest to you.
But if the trip to America does tell you something, you will also be impressed about that.
All kinds of old maps, replicas of the sailing ships, diaries of Columbus's hand... it's all there.

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Those who love art will also have their own interest. There are many paintings from the 16th to the 20th century on display.

And don't forget to look up...

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