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Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 89 54 89
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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 April 27, 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 paintings, an exceptional testimony of the artistic and symbolic expression of the people of the Canary Islands. Excavations made here since 1987 until today have confirmed the fact that Cueva Pintada used to be part of a village with over fifty houses and artificial caves dating back from the 6th to the 16th centuries.The remains of the indigenous village of Cueva Pintada can be admired from a walkway surrounding those structures preserved, which allows visitors to look at the detail of the houses and indigenous caves.
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“painted cave” (17 reviews)
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“pre hispanic” (7 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed April 27, 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

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Reviewed April 6, 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.

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Reviewed March 16, 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
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Reviewed March 4, 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
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Reviewed February 24, 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
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Reviewed February 11, 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
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Reviewed February 10, 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
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Reviewed February 5, 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

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Reviewed January 14, 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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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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