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Museo Insular de la Palma

Pl. De San Francisco, Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
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The place shouts history (quietly) as it is a former old Franciscan monastery

A bit of a mixture . Entry was also a bit confusing ( my Spanish is non-existent), but we got there... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
cherriesfan_9
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Eccentric Museum in great building.

If you like old buildings, this one is a gem. Contains a couple of Art Galleries and Museum rooms... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Davey1950
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pl. De San Francisco, Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

A bit of a mixture . Entry was also a bit confusing ( my Spanish is non-existent), but we got there in the end. it turned out that we purchased tickets for this site and the Archeological Museum at Los Llanos. The place shouts history...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

If you like old buildings, this one is a gem. Contains a couple of Art Galleries and Museum rooms of local crafts, dusty old stuffed creatures, tools & products of local trades. Also has astronomical photographs & exhibition of old telephones. Free if you are...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This is a beautiful museum former convent in Santa Cruz de la Palma. When we went there was an excellent exhibit of old photographs of children. The exhibit of Carmen Arozena is particularly moving.

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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before dinner and this was perfect for a leisurely stroll through artefacts found in both La Palma and from around the world. We went around 1830 hours before the 2000 hours closing time and we had the whole...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We approached this museum from the seafront after visiting th 'balcones tipicos'. Like most places in Santa Cruz, the climb up though short is steep to the Plaza San Francisco. The museum is housed in an once religious building and entrance fee is 4euros (free...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Quiet museum in part of an old convent. Some fascinating paintings by local artists and photographs of the night skies above La Palma. A rather sad display of stuffed birds and other animals. Although not a lot to see my wife and I came away...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

This museum gave an interesting insight to La Palman history and art. It is a varied collection of exhibits housed in an old convent building. We spent a happy hour here. It is worth noting that it is free entry to over 65s. Just ask.

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Reviewed February 12, 2017

The entry to this museo came with the entry ticket to the museo in Los Llanos de Adriane. This museo is in and old monastery, and is more or less all art. The building is interesting, some of the art I loved, some not so....More

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

The museum is next to the church of St Francis and used to be where the friars lived. The building itself is interesting with a wonderful staircase. The exhibits range from antiquities, old telephones, art and taxidermy. There is a modest entry fee. Over 65s...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

I wasn't expecting to see quite so much art - a really pleasant surprise!! The building itself is lovely and givesyou a good idea of what the grander houses in La Palma were like. When we were there there was a photographic exhibition of stellar...More

1  Thank Maria R
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