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Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

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Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

This museum is located in the center of Galdar town and contains in the covered space the remains... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sorin D
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Bucharest (Romania)
Excellent museum and display

My husband visited this museum and was extremely impressed with the preservation and display of the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
eightiesfun
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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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+34 928 89 54 89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

My husband visited this museum and was extremely impressed with the preservation and display of the archaeology. As he has two degrees in the subject and so ought to know! The tour guide was excellent and very informative. It is good for both the expert...More

1  Thank eightiesfun
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A very informative and interesting facility which includes video information (in English) as well as a self-guided walk through the site. €6 for adults, OAP €3 and children free. Good toilets and shop.

Thank Jerseybean26
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Great presentation of the excavation and numerous informative videos in 4 languages but the main thing: the painted cave is lit only if a guide is around... i do not get it why a motion sensor switch cannot do this...

1  Thank Péter D
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The site is very interesting and worth a visit. I suggest you get the 103 bus and not the 105 as suggested as it takes you much nearer. Get off at the police station. The site is well signposted. The entry is €4 or €3...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 25 February 2018

During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and I visited the Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintata in Galdar. We went on a Sunday and were lucky enough to find a parking space just outside the museum. To our surprise, the whole site...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

If you have any archeological interest then this is a must. It is a fascination array of pre-Spanish tombs, made up of ordered piles of rocks in a volcanic "badlands". With detailed explanations in Spanish and English. Really nice design, based on Corten metal pathways,...More

Thank happyhenry
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A new museum with a difference. The huge canopy covers the houses of an ancient village, with walkways and audiovisual displays (in several languages) that you can activate as you go. There is an underground vault with geometric paintings. Good for everyone of all ages,...More

Thank Cromagnon53
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Located in Galdar museum consists of well presented and very informative exhibition about native people from Gran Canaria. Exhibition gives a great insight to history of indigenous people and history of this island. Some of the showpieces can only be seen here in the Gran...More

Thank WalczakMarcin
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Perfect to understand the roots of Las Palmas. The English guide is friendly and really wise. He knew everything about the island, so do not hesitate to ask questions!

Thank Chloe M
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
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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