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Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

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Interesting - the cultured bit of our trip

Planned to visit this site as part of our trip to Gran Canaria as it looked like an interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
960grahamm
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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A fascinating place and a very good tour.

If you want to learn something about the Guanches, the (originally) Berber people who lived in Gran... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill W
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Cueva Pintada, after which the site was named, was discovered in the mid 19th century and is part of a group of artificial caves excavated in the volcanic rock.. Its geometrical motifs make it the most unique representation of the Pre-Hispanic wall...more
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Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Planned to visit this site as part of our trip to Gran Canaria as it looked like an interesting place to see. The museum was a much larger, modern centre than I originally expected, right in the centre of the town. We were lucky enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn something about the Guanches, the (originally) Berber people who lived in Gran Canaria before the Spanish came, the Cueva Pintada is a good place to go. BUT it's definitely better to take a tour, which is offered free with your...More

Thank Gill W
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing cave development from time of original inhabitants of the island. Excellent interpretation displays and very helpful and cheery staff. Only €6 and spent at least an hour wandering around.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The Cueva Pintada was a treat. We had no idea that such a archeological treasure was housed in downtown Galdar. Right in the middle of the city. It was interesting to see it plus it gave us the history of the native people that lived...More

Thank BetuliaEriksson
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Enthusiastic guide gave his talk in English as mixed nationalities. Very interesting place and when you are on the bottom level you get an idea of the massive amount of earth moved Fromm what was a banana plantation. Apart from the accompanied...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I went to the museum after lunch and had a great time there. The museum and staff are all want to tell the story of the native Canaries people and do to well. The only reason the museum doesn’t get 5, is...More

Thank louisalindhard
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I like museums and exhibitions and therefore I visited also this one, even though many people probably prefer enjoying the outside activities in Gran Canaria. I also do some work professionally in collaboration with local museums in my home area. The archeological site in Galdar...More

Thank UbikP
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We were told there was a self-guided option since there were no guided tours in English. What we weren't told is that all of the videos only started at the time the Spanish tour is ready for them and that also the cave is locked...More

Thank sonnofa
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were interested in the history of Gran Canaria pre and post Spanish conquest of the island and were given an excellent tour of the site by one of the guides. I recommend that you get a guide from the information desk to show you...More

Thank Erum M
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This museum is located in the center of Galdar town and contains in the covered space the remains of a guanche settlement; archeological excavations continue now. The museum is vast, impressive; there is also a small souvenir shop. In a temperature-humidity controlled and secure room...More

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When I went last November it was 12noon daily. Info is on website when you get to booking section. I would check it as it might have changed.
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