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Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 89 54 89
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State-of-the-art Heritage Experience

This excellent combination of excavated site, museum and heritage centre was a complete eye-opener... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2013
StephenIcarus
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Dublin, Ireland
wild canarians

Through a multimedia 3D and a visit to the re-built ruins of the ancient village of Agaldar, you... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2012
tbanobre
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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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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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This excellent combination of excavated site, museum and heritage centre was a complete eye-opener for me, and a welcome way in to appreciating the rich archaeological resource of Gran Canaria. The site is located in the heart of Galdar, a quietly attractive Canarian town in...More

2  Thank StephenIcarus
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Through a multimedia 3D and a visit to the re-built ruins of the ancient village of Agaldar, you will learn how canarians used to be when the spaniards conquered the islands in the last years of the 15th century, just before Columbus traveled to America...More

1  Thank tbanobre
IÑAKI S, Gerente at Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Sir/ Madam, It is gratifying for our staff to know that you had an interesting visit in our museum, in which we work everyday in order to disseminate this heritage site to everyone −tourists, families, students, elderly people, etc. Yours faithfully, Iñaki Director and...More

Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very interesting to learn about the history of the island and see the archaeological site. Entry was 6 euro each and this included a guided tour - Great value and well worth the trip.

1  Thank Victoria H
IÑAKI S, Gerente at Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, The Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada would like to thank you for your assessment of our museum on this website. We are gratified to know that it has been a worthwhile experience. Yours faithfully, Iñaki Director and Curator of the museum.

Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is a museum around the painted caves of the ancient inhabitants of the Canaries, probably of Berber origin and wiped out/absorbed with the Spanish conquest in the 1400s. Interesting insight into a people of whom little is knownMore

1  Thank canarybirdlpa
IÑAKI S, Gerente at Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff of the Cueva Pintada for your comment on this website. As you have mentioned, this museum and archaeological park explains the forms of life of the Pre-hispanic Canarian society as well...More

Reviewed April 23, 2012

Excavation of an old prehistoric Guanche villa, where it can be seen the way they lived. Unfortunately it has a nationalist bias

2  Thank jpalare
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Easy to get to on the hourly bus 103 - fare EUR 1.40 each way and worth taking a tour in English (included in the entrance fee - EUR 6/EUR 3 for Pensioners)More

3  Thank deejay16
IÑAKI S, Gerente at Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to thank you for your comment. We are gratified to know that your visit to this archaeological site has been a fantastic experience. Furthermore, we would like to inform you that there is an English “visitor’s guide” available to get...More

Reviewed March 25, 2012

Besides all the tidbits of the history of Gran Canaria the best part of the museum was the young tour guide who so enthusiastic and "into" the story of the people of the Canary Islands. I apologize for not remembering her name (long curly brown...More

2  Thank gocaps0
IÑAKI S, Gerente at Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, The Museo y Parque Arqueológica Cueva Pintada would like to thank you for your assessment of our museographic resources and, specially, for the one about the work that our tour guides carry out. Undoubtedly, they play a key role in the diffusion of...More

Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place is really worth the visit if you are interested in history. It is very well presented and gives the visitor a good impression of earlier life on Gran Canaria. Easy to visit even with a baby stroller or wheel chair.

1  Thank elisestravels
Reviewed January 3, 2012

The Guanches were the aborigins of the Canaries, swept away by the Spanish Conqurerers in the 15th century. I did not know much about them before I visited this archeological park, but I know a little more now. There is actually not many objects shown...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed October 28, 2011

Great museum. Loved it. A bit lack of information in english, but it was still a fantastic museum.

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