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A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo

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Address: Travessa Sacrestia 2, Porto Santo Island 9400-176, Portugal
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Small but Interesting

A little house behind the Church in the town Center. Very cheap to go inside and it's worth a visit as there are lots of interesting facts regarding Christopher Columbus and his... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I didn't feel that this was worth the walk to get there, the staff were very friendly and the entry cost wasn't very much but I was disappointed. There was lots of information but the English translation was written on cards which lost my interest very quickly. Sorry but I wouldn't recommend or return here.

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A little house behind the Church in the town Center. Very cheap to go inside and it's worth a visit as there are lots of interesting facts regarding Christopher Columbus and his connection to this tiny little island

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you arrive to Porto Santo, it is for sure worth it to visit. It is a very small museum placed in house, where Christopher Columbus lived. The entry is 2€ and time and spent there is maximum half an hour.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Casa Colombo in June 2016. Very interesting display of artefacts relating the the great Explorer on display. Explanatory documentation mainly in Portuguese and perhaps could be more multi lingual. I felt the museo maybe relatively new, as indeed is mass tourism, so I have no doubt Casa experience will improve with experience. Congrats for all that has been achieved... More 

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Hamble, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Family Friendly, Informative, helpful and lovely staff. Perfect English spoken. Interesting small museum, original house and gardens. WC's available. Very small shop in reception. €3 per person. ISIC / NUS Extra free with valid photo ID. Allow 1 hour minimum to visit and enjoy all. Repeat admission valid same day only. Closed Mondays. Low doorways and tight staircases so not... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Christopher Columbus did not discover America, but lots of history packed into a small house with tight staircases & low doorways. The courtyard was more impressive than the house.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very informative if you can wade through the formal translation of Portuguese to English. Guides were very helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This Casa Colombo Museum is a must when visiting this island of Porto Santo...it was historical in nature and just delightful. (I wish I could include some pictures but I don't see where)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

the columbus house is small and has no relics that connect to the myth that C Columbus indeed lived here. still the story is nice and you can learn a lot on the island

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Weybridge, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We found this museum extremely interesting not only about the great man but about history, the sea, the town and the island. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Absolutely charming.

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