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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 33 68 00
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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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Informative and entertaining.

Rather small but interesting. You can get out of the heat and be entertained for about an hour or so.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to find out about the islands history, and pre Spanish people's life. Not for young children though.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I knew little about Canario history or culture before visiting but left with a real interest. In particular, the exhibits on pre-Spanish history are really engaging and some of the skeleton displays are fascinating, if a little macabre.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Rather small but interesting. You can get out of the heat and be entertained for about an hour or so.

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Las Palmas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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Gloucestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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