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Canarian Museum

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Address: Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the...

Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the informative and absorbing displays at this museum, which contains several mummified remains and over a thousand skulls.

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you can see very rare exhibits of canarian ancient ancestry

an easy find museum with general exhibits from canarias ancient past..personel very polite and happy to explain on questions

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 16, 2017
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Athens, Greece
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Szczecin, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally I must admit, the museum is quite big and well-kept. But if you're not a spanish speaker, you can skip it. Everything is written in Spanish, so you will not even know what are you looking at, and staff barely speaks english as well.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the wonderful opportunity to have a private tour in this special museum. We arrived just around noon time and were told that a English tour would be starting in a few minutes. We were the only visitors waiting and we discovered we were lucky enough to have a private tour with a lovely young woman who spoke beautiful... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

an easy find museum with general exhibits from canarias ancient past..personel very polite and happy to explain on questions

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Canarian Museum located in the Las Palmas old town, just two blocks away from the Cathedral is a definitive place to visit to learn about the original inhabitants of these islands, their history, way of living, skillfully crafted everyday's artefacts and those parts of their culture that has been possible to discover. Discovered artefacts and remains of houses, villages as... More 

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saddleworth
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Really disappointing,it reminds me of museums in my childhood with typed notes by the exhibits,representational paintings instead of CGI produced illustrations;no narrative to provide context;no attempt at multi lingual experience. It clearly needs money spending on it;the museum Director must despair.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Whilst it was possible to get the basics through viewing the photos and artifacts, the leaflet had minimal info in English and I felt therefore that much was wasted.. I realise as British we expect a lot with our lack of languages but this was verging on intransigence.

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barbakanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Interesting museum, the skeletons nad mummies are really interesting. But you dont need more than one hour for this.

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Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

They give you a brochure in English or German and we google translated the Spanish slates with text under the exhibitions. It was interesting to see the many skullls and mummies. Too bad the last room didn't have the English guide that was supposed to be there. Google translated the German version of it though. Overall enjoyed our visit very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The museum takes you back in time from pre-colonial Gran Canaria to when it was settled by Berber people of North Africa. It has a range of exhibits and dioramas illustrating what life was like. The highlight was the replica of the painted cave and the cave burial exhibit. There are some things that are a bit macabre for our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

this used to be a private house and now is used as museum which has a very good and interesting collection of item well kept from the first habitant of the island. It is worth to visit. Wednesday after 17 hours is free.

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