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A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo

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It was a very small museum but very interesting. They closed at 1.30 until 2.oo for dinner so... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Might as well

Might as well pop in and see it! Only 3 euro entry or so per person. It’s fine, a few old artefacts... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Adam T
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

It was a very small museum but very interesting. They closed at 1.30 until 2.oo for dinner so please be aware.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Might as well pop in and see it! Only 3 euro entry or so per person. It’s fine, a few old artefacts and a bit of the little history the island has to offer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adam T
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gill O
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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