Columbus’ House Museum and St. Andrew Cloister

It is possible to visit the interior of the house
Columbus' House Genoa

Columbus’House museum and the Sant’Andrew Cloister are located in the Piazza Dante area (go to route 3).

Columbus’ House is in all probability an 18th century reconstruction of the original medieval building in which the discoverer of the Americas Christopher Columbus lived in his youth, approximately between 1455 and 1470.

It is possible to visit the interior of the building, which is spread over two floors: the ground floor was the workshop of his father, Domenico Colombo, who dealt with wool weaving and trade. Upstairs was the family home.

A short distance from Columbus’ House is St. Andrew Cloister, a jewel of Romanesque architecture, which was part of the monastery of St. Andrew, demolished in the 19th century. A little further up is Porta Soprana and the towers of St. Andrew, Aurea and Santa Fede, among the symbols of the city of Genoa. They were built in the mid-1100s and represented the eastern entrance to the city. Free entry

onastero di Sant’Andrea, demolito nel 19esimo secolo. E’ visitabile gratuitamente.

Via di Porta Soprana 12, Genova

Visit museum website for more informations on opening and closing times

Tickets: Columbus’ House Museum: €3, free for children under 18 (EU citizens) and residents of the Municipality of Genoa on Sundays.

Cumulative ticket for 3 museums: €8 Museum of St Augustine + Columbus’ House Museum + Torri di St Andrew towers

Things to see in Genoa