Casa Colombo - Porto Santo Museum is a place of reference for those who want to learn more about the History of this island.
The building that houses this museum is said to have been the home of the navigator Christopher Columbus when he stayed in Porto Santo, after his marriage to Filipa de Moniz, daughter of Bartolomeu Perestrelo, the first donee captain of the island. The navigator stayed here several times, one of which was in 1498, on his third voyage to America.
According to the museum, a stone wall with two windows with Gothic pointed arches proves the existence of at least one epochal relationship with Christopher Columbus. The current building, integrated into an ensemble of constructions, was standardised by works carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the initial construction dating back to the 16th century.
But it was only in 1989 that Casa Colombo - Porto Santo Museum opened its doors. In 2004, its programmes were redefined. Today, visitors can find here a variety of informative content about the navigator and a series of works related to the Portuguese and Spanish maritime expansion. There is also an area dedicated to the Dutch colonial empire.
To learn more about the island's History, a visit to Casa Colombo - Porto Santo Museum is a must. It's located in the building that is said to have been the home of the navigator Christopher Columbus.
Monday to Friday :10:00 -12:30 | 14:00 - 17:30 | Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00 | Closed Mondays and Public holidays.