Historic sites of Columbus’s voyages
Located in the east of La Gomera, the capital of the island is a peaceful town with a long history. San Sebastián is characterised by its many low Canarian-style houses as well as its more modern administrative buildings. The town’s main attractions are related to the voyages of Columbus in the years surrounding his discovery of the Americas. The Conde tower, built as a Spanish fortress in the 15th Century and the beautiful sacred art of the Asunción church have been magnificently maintained.
Pre-Columbian Art and shopping amongst plazas and terraces
A visit to the old town of San Sebastián de La Gomera should include a trip to the Casa Colón museum, which houses a collection of pre-Colombian art from Peru; Casa de la Aguada, with its permanent exhibition on the discovery of America; and the chapel of San Sebastián, which is dedicated to the town’s patron saint. Finish off your day with some shopping and a snack in one of the many terraces in the historic centre, where you’ll find the popular local biscuits.