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Casa de Colón

casacolon@grancanaria.com
www.casadecolon.com

Telephone: 0034 928 312 373
Fax: 0034 928 331 156
Address: c/ Colón, 1
Post Code: 35001
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
   
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Description

Casa de Colón (Columbus House)

This is an architectural complex, including what was originally the Island Governors’ House, now over five hundred years old. The rooms of the museum are mainly devoted to the New World and the role played by the Canary Islands in its Discovery of America. Paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries hang on the walls, along with works on loan from the Prado Art Gallery in Madrid.

The Christopher Columbus House contains a museum and an area dedicated to scientific studies, in addition to a library that specializes in the history of America and Atlantic relations. Every two years, Columbus House hosts a Colloquium on Canarian-American History, which is attended by researchers from all over the world.

Columbus House also puts on seminars, conferences and courses, while also awarding prizes for research.

Timetable:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 - 15:00

Tickets: www.valoragt.com


Permanent exhibitions: Rooms with exhibitions on the visits of Columbus to the islands; exhibitions on the role of the Canary Islands in the Discovery; exhibitions on pre-Columbian cultures; cartographic exhibitions; exhibitions on the historical evolution of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; and painting exhibitions.

Temporary exhibitions: Exhibitions of artists and anthologies of painting up to the first decades of the 20th century, as well as other subjects and artistic mediums.