Tag: Museum

The Historic Castillo de La Luz

The Historic Castillo de La Luz

Castillo de La Luz is situated very close to the Las Palmas sea port.  It is located at Calle (street) Juan Rejon in the neighbourhood of Puerto (La Isleta) It is one of the oldest fortifications and was originally built to serve as a defence system against the British and Dutch pirates in the fifteenth […]

Museo Perez Galdos

Museo Perez Galdos

  The Museo Perez Galdos is dedicated to the great son of Gran Canaria, Benito Perez Galdos, an artist, writer and lover of arts. This museum is the actual house of Benito Perez Galdos which has been converted into a museum. Born in Las Palmas, Benito Perez Galdos was the youngest son in a large family.  He […]

Museo Nestor

Museo Nestor

  Museo Nestor in one of the key buildings at “Pueblo Canario”  (Translated as Canarian Village). It is located alongwith the rebuilt Chapel of Santa Catalina. Museo Nestor is part of a complex with a number of buildings which house a shopping complex and an old style tavern. The building complex has a big open […]

Casa de Colon  – House of Christopher Columbus

Casa de Colon – House of Christopher Columbus

The voyage of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America is world famous. What is not known is that Christopher Columbus stopped at Las Palmas enroute to America.  Columbus infact made 3 stops on his 3 voyages to America. Casa de Colon is dedicated to the Naval expeditions of various sailors specially Columbus to America. […]

Museo Canario

Museo Canario

  Museo Canario (Canarian Museum) is an Ethnographic Museum with all details and artifacts of Gran Canaria from the stone ages. It has a collection of items from the stone age to today. Located at the Espiritu Santo Square in the old historic quarter of Vegueta, Triana the erstwhile capital of Las Palmas.  It is […]

Elder Museum

Elder Museum

  The Elder Museum is located at Parque Santa Catalina.  It is a huge building of over 7,000 sq meters. It has 20 different display areas with distinct themes. The museum is dedicated to the study of science. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00.   There are some permanent […]