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Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia

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Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia

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Calle de las Fuentes Morales s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain
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West Tenerife’s landscapes are a must-see, but difficult to access independently without a rental car. This coach tour wraps up the main highlights in a day, with a guide to bring them alive. Cross Mt. Teide National Park, visit Garachico, see the Dragon Tree, and stroll in the mountain-ridge village of Masca. Transfers from North and South Tenerife make everything extra convenient, with just lunch as an extra cost.
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Kaylee wrote a review Oct 2020
Paris, France144 contributions47 helpful votes
I went to this museum because I heard about the mummified guanches that are in this museum. The museum has much more to offer though if you’re interested in how the canary islands came to exist and the animals and plants on the island. We did not have much time so went quickly through the rest of the exhibition. Worth going for the mummies though, I had never seen something like that before. Because of Covid we had free entry to the museum.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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David B wrote a review Sep 2020
El Barco de Avila, Spain459 contributions220 helpful votes
This large museum holds exhibits on the geology, natural history and archaeology but I guess the exhibit that will be remembered are the mummified corpses of Guanche people that are exhibited in a special area of the museum. When we visited the museum was largely empty so we had easy access, but Covid 19 means that access to this area is restricted. The museum serves as an introduction to the history, flora and fauna of the islands and sets them in context, but in my opinion misses the opportunity to imprint the island´s background on the visitor.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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245olegv wrote a review Jul 2020
Madrid, Spain2,585 contributions144 helpful votes
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If you have ta me and you are fed up of the beach, sun and people my suggestion will be to visit this museum. They have all protective measures for coronavirus, so it’s safe. But the most important the exhibition will attract both kids and adults. You’ll learn a lot about the history of Canary Islands, its archeological discoveries, nature, origin of people, habits and skills, natural resources and even about observatory and astrophysics.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Gwespyr wrote a review Apr 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom1,369 contributions354 helpful votes
This museum is located in a grand building on the sea front and houses exhibits on the local natural history and archeology as well as mummies from the time of the original people of the island, the Guanches. If the mummified remains of peple from hundreds of years ago is not your thing then you will want to give that section a miss.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Judi09 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada57 contributions70 helpful votes
This sadly is a very poor museum. The building is lovely and very easy to access but its contents and presentation are not recommended. The lighting is awful. Many of the notations are impossible to read. A museum such as this needs to introduce its topic, explain how it will roll out its information and then guide you through its subject providing a summary at the end. This does not happen here. Exhibited items are either too high (e.g., birds) or too low to be easily looked at. The level of detail on most items is inadequate to provide any feel for the item displayed. The Guanche section is disappointing. There is an interesting story to tell about early settlement but it is not told here. This museum does not cater to young people. There is nothing here to fire the interest of a child. The one area of interest is the section that outlines vegetation from seashore to mountain peak. If you are a walker, this does provide a good overview of the plants/trees you will likely encounter. We have visited a similar museum in Gran Canaria, which is very well done. This was very disappointing and really not worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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