Can you imagine following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus before discovering America? In the capital of Isla Colombina you will be able to live in it, a small and cozy port city that will make you fall in love. Discover San Sebastian la Gomera things to do: museums, markets, beaches or its colorful buildings with traditional Canarian architecture.

What to See in San Sebastian de La Gomera

Enjoy a free tour of the capital of La Gomera! There is no better way to discover the historical center of one of the most beautiful corners of the Canary Islands and its history than by a local guide. And the places you will visit are numerous:

Archaeological Museum of La Gomera

Located in an 18th-century house that belonged to the noble Echevarría family, the Archaeological Museum of La Gomera is another of the best museums on the island. This place houses the largest collection of Gomera aboriginal remains and the recreation of archaeological sites such as a Guanche sacrificial altar.

On the tour of its rooms, you will be able to delve into the daily life of the island's primitives, the activities they carried out, and their customs. What is more, here you will find more things to do in La Gomera such as:

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Church of the Assumption

The largest religious temple in La Gomera and the most important in the historic center of the capital. Its origin dates back to the fifteenth century but the attacks of pirates and corsairs forced the reconstruction of the current Church of the Assumption during the following centuries.

In its architecture, the Gothic, Mudejar and Baroque styles are combined, highlighting in its interior the crucified Christ by the Canarian sculptor Luján Pérez and the frescoes of the Pilar Chapel with images that represent the victory of the Gomeran people against the invaders.

Columbus House

Located in an old house from the 18th century, the Casa de Colón is one of the most outstanding museums in La Gomera. Inside you can visit a collection of pre-Columbian art sculptures of great interest from Peru. It is thought that the building that stood before this residence was the place where the navigator Christopher Columbus stayed before his journey to the new continent.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Real Street

The busiest pedestrian avenue in the capital of La Gomera, Calle Real begins in the Plaza de la Constitución, a park with large trees surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops that also extend along this promenade.

On your way along this route, you will find several of the main places to see and things to do in San Sebastian la Gomera, such as the traditional 19th-century house of the Casa Bencomo, the Church of the Asunción, the Casa de Colón or the Hermitage of San Sebastian.

Other historic buildings to visit on this street and its surroundings are the Town Hall of San Sebastián de La Gomera, the Casa Darias also called the Casa de la Viuda, the Casa de los Condes or the Casa de Los Quilla. They all have a typical Canarian architecture with their traditional balconies that fill this picturesque old town with beauty.

Aguada Well House

Famous for being the place where Admiral Christopher Columbus took the water with which he blessed the New Continent. It is also known as the Customs House because it became the tax collection post where merchandisers arriving at the port were taxed.

In addition, this beautiful residence with a traditional Canarian patio was, for a time, the home of the counts of La Gomera. Currently, the Casa del Pozo de la Aguada works as a museum on Columbus' voyages to America. So, this place is definitely worth visiting, among other things to do in San Sebastian de la Gomera.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.