In 1843 one of the greatest novelists in Spanish literature was born In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Benito Pérez Galdós. Author of the Episodios Nacionales, La Regenta,and Fortunata y Jacinta has now a museum in its native town, exactly in the same building where he lived his childhood and youth.
The building itself is an example of the Canarian domestic architecture of the nineteenth century. Around some central patios it recreates in a documented way the family and social environment in which the early life of the writer unfolded until he was 19.
Adjacent to the native house, the museum has been extended to the Centro de Estudios Galdosianos (Galdosian Studies Centre). It homes an archive of documents about the writer and the bibliographical funds, a researchers room, various halls for temporary exhibitions and rooms equipped for conferences and courses.
Daily 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am – 2pm
Library and documentation centre:
Reading room: Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Closed on Mondays; 25th and 31st of December, 1st and 6th of January, Shrove Tuesday and 1st of May.
35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria