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La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation

Lugar Sorrueda 48, 35280 Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 79 85 80
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Centre of interpertation = very informative and well organised with friendkly staff

Tis was a delightful visit of a research center into the life of indegenous people (berber) of... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
WavesInTheSun
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London, United Kingdom
Huge cave right through mountain

If you are in the vicinity (near La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation & Cocodrilo Park) this is a... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
FourWheelers
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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The centre has exhibitional resources that allow visitors to learn every aspects of the La Fortaleza archaeological site. LaThe exhibition room offers the best of both the traditional museography and the latest technological resources. It also features hyper-realistic sceneries that present everything included in the site in one single space. The inner courtyard is the space destined for temporary exhibitions and workshops./p> In the audiovisual room a documentary that recreates the daily life of ancient inhabitants of La Fortaleza settlement is permanently shown. On the panoramic terrace visitors will learn more about the natural surroundings of the site and will be also able to visit the recreation of an aboriginal dwelling. In addition, the centre has a small shop where objects related to the archaeological site and the indigenous past of Gran Canaria can be bought. Besides the story of this magnificent archaeological site, the workshops, guided tours, temporary exhibitions and different events related to archaeology, history and culture make this the ideal place for the entertaining the whole family.
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Lugar Sorrueda 48, 35280 Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Tis was a delightful visit of a research center into the life of indegenous people (berber) of canary (grand) islands who were warriors and lived in the fortalezza near by. Worth the time and money.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you are in the vicinity (near La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation & Cocodrilo Park) this is a must do. Easy to park, very short walk for a wonderful spectacular cave! Climb up the steps into the entrance of the cave and see through to...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Small nicely set up museum about the indigenous people of Gran Canaria. Much is unknown unfortunately

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Really interesting place to visit. Great interactive display and displays shown in a number of languages. Well worth a visit - El as is El Appendre next door - great food

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Good little museum telling an interesting history of local people who lived in the caves which are walking distance from the museum. Well worth a visit especially as a good food and tapas can be had at the next door restaurant El Alpendre

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The centre was closed but a short drive up the track took us to La Fortaleza where we explored this site all on our own. It's great that so many tourist just sit on the beach or even by the pool in an All Inclusive...because...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visit especially the film in English. Good review of early human life in Gran Canaria. Multi lingual info including touch screens. Friendly receptionist.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Understanding just how people managed to live in caves in the mountains is made easier by visiting this excellent new centre. Do make the time to watch the film ( commentary available in several languages including english). You can then drive or walk a couple...More

1  Thank quantockm
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with informative and intelligent curator. Well worth a visit. Lovely introduction to the aboriginal peoples of Gran Canaria. Beautiful mountain surroundings. Don't miss it

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Amazing place. We doesn't visited the museum, but spent a lot of time exploring the caves of Fortaleza. It's so misterious, so unusual and ancient. We started from tunnel and saw several small caves and two huge on the right side from tunnel. Be carefull,...More

2  Thank AnastasiiaEvy
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