Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós
Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós (Calle Cano 6, Las Palmas) – this is the house where Benito Pérez Galdós (the Canary Islands’ most famous writer) was born in 1843. Visitors to this museum will come across his upstairs rooms (including his study area and exhibits of his personal effects).
Inside this museum are many originals of the author’s most important works, plus an extensive part of his own Spanish literature collection, which includes many famous titles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Casa Museo Perez Galdos also displays notable exhibits such as a portrait of Pérez Galdós by the famed Joaquin Sorolla, a Valencian artist. The museum is also the venue of the bi-annual Congreso Internacional de Estudios Galdosianaos, which is attended by scholars from across the world.
Admission: €3 (adult), €1.50 (seniors, students ages 18-23), free for children under 18 years and the unemployed. Free entry for all during the first weekend of each month. Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday); 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (weekends); 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (holidays) .