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Casa de Colon Tours

Casa de Colon
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.
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 Shopping Day-Trip

Explore Las Palmas in a day on a leisurely excursion with round-trip transportation from your hotel or central meeting point. After morning pickup, visit the cathedral, historical center, Columbus Museum, and local market with your guide. Shop at one of the island’s largest shopping centers, stroll along the golden-sand beach of Las Canteras, and more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small Group Tapas Tour in Colonial Las Palmas

Indulge in Spain’s most famous culinary tradition during this small-group tasting tour in Las Palmas. Stroll through the colonial parts of town trying local and regional treats from the unique cuisine of the Canary Islands. Learn about the history of the islands as you sample five drinks and five snacks with a maximum of 12 foodies per tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Las Palmas Old Town tour on Segway

Get an overview of Vagueta - the historic center of Las Palmas, built in the 15th-Century - on a guided, small-group Segway tour. See more of the area in less time and with less walking as you zip around on a Segway. Explore the open air fruit and vegetable market, stop for a coffee (own expense) and explore the quiet streets surrounding San Telmo Park with commentary from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Gran Canaria Old Town Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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