Watercolour and ink travel sketch painting of the street where is located the House Museum of Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer Christopher Colombus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Casa de Colón is one of Las Palmas’ most attractive buildings with ornate doorways, beautiful latticed balconies, large courtyards and carved wooden ceilings, representing numerous aspects of the island’s architecture. This palace was the residence of the first governors of the island and it is claimed that Christopher Columbus stayed there in 1492 on his way to the new world while one of his ships was repaired, hence the name Casa de Colón (Columbus House).
February 11th, 2014
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