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Museum of Traditional Fishing

Address: Avda de los Lagos, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Phone Number: 639 438 319
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Ranked #9 of 11 things to do in El Cotillo
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Super little museum in lovely, dramatic setting. Staff were friendly and helpful. Also worth taking the self guided nature walk from the lighthouse - a very pleasant 30 minute stroll. Note the museum is closed Sundays and Mondays, it costs €3 to get in. Worthwhile.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited the lighthouse today. It was a windy day with extraordinary big waves flushing in against the lighthouse. Just fantastic. Worth a visit.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to El Cotillo three times but only saw the lighthouse on the second occasion. Amazing. Very dramatic with waves crashing in. We never went into the museum but had drinks and chocolate served in a small cafe. The views are stunning and there's an area where people make little towers from the rocks. Couldn't resist. Third time we went... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were driving around the island and stumbled across this place. Breath taking views but didn't stay to long after. If your in a rental it's worth a stop .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
116 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Lovely light house, with fishing Centre based in the old light house building. There is a 40 min circular walk, rock pools, fossils and amazing views. If you follow the dirt/ sand road towards along the cost you come to some lovely coves.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stood waiting to pay the entry fee for about 15 minutes before giving up on the rude and totally oblivious staff coming to serve us. Would be able to rate this higher if we'd have been able to actually get in.

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York, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Well worth a visit for the panoramic view. Having visited the museum we had a greater understanding of how the locals fished from such small rowing boats - they each used two. You will have to visit to find out how.

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225 reviews 225 reviews
24 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The museum is situated in the old lighthouse and is very interesting to see how people lived on the island many years ago. great photo opportunities if you travel in along the old dirt road from Corralejo.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

only a rip off for foreing bus trips just an old fortification and a money maker as far as we were concerned

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La Oliva, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Although the famed lagoon beaches are the highlight of any trip to El Cotillo, there are two other specific 'sights' to see, the castle in the old village, above the new harbour, and the Museum of Fishing, which is housed in the old lighthouse on the Punta de Toston right at the far end of the lagoons. There are 3... More 

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