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House of Columbus
Local name: Casa de Colón
The Columbus House was opened to the public in the second half. Of the 20th century and is a cult symbol of the historic Vegueta district. This excellent museum is dedicated to the rich history of the Canary Islands and their connections with America. Unique pre-Columbian exhibits, such as original maps or navigation instruments, will delight not only sailing enthusiasts. The showcase of the museum is a replica of the La Niña cabin - one of the ships of Christopher Columbus.
The complex consists of several buildings, and one of them was owned by the governor of Gran Canaria. It was he who hosted Christopher Columbus during his first trips to the New World in the second half. 15th century. The explorer was forced to stay longer on the island due to the repair of his ship 'La Pinta'.
The building was also the birthplace of the famous Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus. His outstanding interpretation of the main character from the opera 'Werther' by Jules Massenet brought him worldwide fame.