The birthplace of Benito Pérez Galdós (1843 – 1920), the most distinguished writer from the Canary Islands, was turned into a museum commemorating the author’s life and work. This three-storey building which the author continued to live in until 1862, is a fine example of 18th century Canarian architecture, built around a small patio adorned with a statue of the writer.
The Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós, which opened in 1964, still boasts the original interior decoration and displays objects associated with the writer’s life; portraits and items from his houses in Madrid and Santander, many of which he designed and made himself, as well as photographs of many actors who appeared in his plays.
A library contains original works and translations, correspondence, meeting minutes and dissertations from this greatly-revered author.
Monday – Friday 10 :00 to 14 :00 hrs and 16 :00 to 20 :00
Saturday & Sunday 10 :00 to 14 :00
Free to enter, this museum also offers guided tours.
The museum is currently closed for refurbishment.