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A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo

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Nice to look at, but helps to read Portuguese

Although there are a few things to see, there isn't a huge amount in English and the few cards we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James P
Didcot, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small Museum

A very small museum with a few random artifacts accompanied by laminated pages of information about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum, only a couple of Euro to get in. Can’t believe that you can actually pick up and hold and browse through Columbus’ original navigation instruments and charts. Well worth a visit.

Thank barbelman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there are a few things to see, there isn't a huge amount in English and the few cards we did see in English didn't really tell the full picture. Obviously it is on a Portuguese island so you can't expect full translation but a...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very small museum with a few random artifacts accompanied by laminated pages of information about Columbus and the history of the time. Doesn't take too long to go around as there's not really that much there. Only a 2 Euro entrance fee but definitely...More

Thank Brufsters
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Not a big house but well worth a visit... very interesting facts about Columbus and well laid out. The courtyard at the back of the house is lovely... a very enjoyable visit.

Thank Gill O
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A must if staying on the island. Don't plan your day around visiting as it will only occupy about 2 hours of your time tops. Saying that the exhibits although not plentiful are worth looking at. The garden and grounds are pleasant and we'll kept....More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Reputed to be the home where Christopher Columbus lived, and where he planned his voyage to America. Situated in a small, narrow, cobbled street, which is interesting in itself. Closed on Tuesday, and with limited opening times during the rest of the week (check with...More

Thank 2mercury
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We came to the town specially to visit the house and although we arrived at 10:30am and within the opening hours clearly stated on the website and even on the front door itself, the door and gates were firmly locked with no note of explanation...More

Thank Zilpah9
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Finally managed to visit here after a couple of attempts, due to it closing around midday, it opens again in the afternoon but unsure of the exact times. A couple of interesting things to look at but quite sparse on information and we had literally...More

Thank Banana88
Reviewed 18 January 2018

There is a 2 euro charge for entry to the museum, there isn't much to see once inside, worth a quick look around though all the information is translated into english

Thank AlexJane89
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to see, but what they have was interesting. About 6 rooms with exhibits. Only 2€ so won’t break the bank.

Thank AdrianBanks2014
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