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Casa Museo Pérez GaldósCasa Museo Pérez Galdós

Casa Museo Pérez Galdós

Telephone: 928 366 976
Fax: 928 373 734
Address: Calle Cano 2 y 6
Post Code: 35002
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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The museum is installed in the house where the writer Benito Pérez Galdós was born and where he lived until 1862. The different dependencies hold the furniture from Galdós?s homes in Madrid and Santander as well as the library, archive and personal effects of this writer from Gran Canaria.

Aside from the place?s sentimental value, the house is one of the most representative examples of 18th century Canary architecture and it is a must-see for anyone studying Galdós from all over the world.

Every four years the Galdosian International Congress is organized, and specialized courses and seminars are often held on the author and his times.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 h.
The museum is closed on Mondays, 25th and 31st December, 1st and 6th January, Shrove Tuesday and 1st May.
Free entrance.

Permanent exhibitions: The writer?s personal effects and his private library. Documental archive and Galdonian newspaper-library Epistolary. Albums of drawings of Galdós and manuscripts. Library which is specialized in literature from the 19th and early 20th century.

Temporary exhibitions: Topic-based and related to Benito Pérez Galdós? work and thought. It holds an Old Book Fair every year and stages a Traditional Nativity Scene at Christmas.