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A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo

Travessa Sacrestia 2, Porto Santo Island 9400-176, Portugal
+351 291 983 405
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Christopher Colomo museum

There is a 2 euro charge for entry to the museum, there isn't much to see once inside, worth a... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
AlexJane89
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Burnley
Very small museum

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

Reviewed 16 January 2018
AdrianBanks2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“small museum” (15 reviews)
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Travessa Sacrestia 2, Porto Santo Island 9400-176, Portugal
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+351 291 983 405
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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

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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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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This nice little museum is set in a house that Christopher Columbus once lived in. It’s only a couple of Euros to enter and contains several interesting artefacts from his time. Well worth a visit whilst in Villa Baleira.

Thank Marky7512
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an interesting small museum. We were particularly fortunate to engage the curator in conversation abot the time period covered by the museum and find out additional information

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This Christopher Columbus museum told us all about the great sailors form 600 years ago. Portugal was obviously a great trading nation, and produced some remarkable explorers. The museum was incredibly informative, was very well laid out, and staffed by very capable and enthusiastic ladies.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting located in the centre of the main town. Lots of artefacts to be enjoyed and tells the history of the Island in a very informative and creative way.

Thank DavidMWhitstable
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely interesting very small museum but at 4euros for 2 adults and 2 children it's worth a visit. You will not be there long (maybe 30mins) but it's enough. Found staff to be pleasant and helpful, although limited at speaking English we got by.

Thank illoyduk
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The place where Colombo lived and married a local girl for 3 Yaers. The museum is very poor and not so much information to help visitors.

Thank VictorPires
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Columbus - an Italian by birth (well Genovese) was governor here for the Portuguese. Quite a thought to stand where he stood and surveyed the Atlantic West

Thank DavidpCushman
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

After a 2.5 hour, €60 ferry we arrived on the Island of Porto Santo which seemed to be very lovely. On visiting the museum (The house of Christopher Columbus), we were amazed by how little information there was about the man himself. As one of...More

Thank craig m
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