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Canarian Museum

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Address: Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 928 336800
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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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Very cheap to get in but is also fairly small, but in our opinion worth a visit to learn more about the history of the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Las Palmas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably one of the best places to visit. Still preserves this old good times 19th century taste in the exposition, although some changes are happening slowly in the exhibition. If you have the time and the opportunity ask for a guided visit, the staff of the museum is incredibly nice and there are some of the best formed researchers and... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum dedicated to the Guanches, the initial habitants of the Canary Islands. Very thorough with excellent exhibits. Although it would be nice for the labels to be also in English and not only in Spanish. Nevertheless you get an explanatory leaflet in many languages when you buy your ticket. Most impressive the part of the museum with the hundreds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap to get in but is also fairly small, but in our opinion worth a visit to learn more about the history of the island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We visited the museum after reading a rave review about it in the DK Top 10 book however were left a bit disappointed. The museum is packed full of interesting artefacts and historical information however it was not particularly well set out. None of the placards were translated into the english so you had to rely on a small flyer... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly done expositions of archeological founds of indigeneous nation of Canary islands. This museum will give you a glimpse of how the archipelago was like before conquered by Spanish empire.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A very well laid out, organized anthropological museum. The only recommendation I would make would be that the placards be translated in English as having it exclusively in Spanish doesn't encourage visits from other nationalities. Loved seeing the skull and skeleton room - very interesting! There is a beautiful cathedral just a block and a half away with a large... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

1st floor can give you an idea about first canary habitants and how they live. 2nd floor gives you an idea about the way they dress and some of their tools and has a room full of skulls and full skeletons. In general very informative place to visit

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Kłodzko, Walbrzych, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The museum is for sure a great place to visit, however no information is provided in English (or any other language), we had some knowledge concerning the history of the island, therefore we, more or less, knew what we were looking at. However, I believe we missed a great opportunity of learning something new about the island. Too bad.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We didn't know much at all about the aborigine culture of the Canary Islands before coming to this museum, so this was a great experience for us. I feel like this is a fairly important part of the Canary Islands' history, that surprisingly doesn't receive much interest, so we were happy to have found a whole museum dedicated to it!... More 

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Wallsend, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

A visit here will help you understand the ancient history of the island. The displays are well laid out, explained very well with graphics, for example where they explain which traditions occurred on which island. The full size copy of the painted cave at Galdar is very realistic. A brief leaflet is available in English.

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