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Columbus House (Casa de Colón) Tours

Columbus House (Casa de Colón)
Charming Columbus House (Casa de Colón) 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.
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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Las Palmas Old Town private walking tour

Las Palmas Old Town private walking tour

Discover the architectural and natural highlights of Las Palmas' Old Town and the surrounding area. You will walk with the knowledgable guide through the most emblematic streets and squares of Triana and Vegueta. This tour is full of history, curiosities, and details.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$400.00
Price varies by group size
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US$400.00
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Las Palmas Old Town: Walking Tour

Las Palmas Old Town: Walking Tour

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A walking tour of Vegueta in Las Palmas introduces you to the city’s history, culture, and sightseeing highlights. Follow your guide through the old quarter’s twisting streets and alleyways en route to must-see attractions such as Plaza San Antonio Abad, Santa Ana Cathedral, and Museo Colon, all while learning about the city’s rich history from the 15th century through the present.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Las Palmas with official tour guide

Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Las Palmas with official tour guide

A walking tour is a wonderful way to get to know a city. This Private Las Palmas Walking tour is no different. Our private guide will be waiting for you to help you explore her/his wonderful city. Firstly, we will arrange the meeting point. If your hotel is located in the city center, please let us know. Once you have met up with our guide, we will start this private walking tour. Here are a few examples of the most important sites that the city has to offer during this walking tour. Las Canteras Beach; this area is well known for snorkelling View of Casa de Colon Las Palmas Cathedral: Catholic Cathedral Vegueta View of the Museo Canario Calle Triana San Telmo Park Plaza de Santa Ana Much more! Finally, this private tour will finish off at a centrally located point inside Las Palmas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.66
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What are Columbus House (Casa de Colón) hours of operation?
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Columbus House (Casa de Colón) hours of operation: Daily Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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