Christopher Columbus House in Gran Canaria

La Casa de Colón began his career as a cultural institution in the 1950s From the beginning, it will focus its objectives in research and dissemination of the history of the Canary Islands and its relations with America.

The annexation of the Canary Islands to the Crown of Castile, the landfall of Christopher Columbus in Gran Canaria, pre-Columbian America, or the image of the World through cartographic advances, are some of the confronted in thirteen permanent exhibition rooms contained a library and a center of specialized studies.

The building, located in the historical district of Vegueta, is configured from the integration of several homes currently occupying the entire block. This site was chosen to be part of the former Governor’s House, place probably visited by Christopher Columbus during the first voyage in 1492.

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