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Museo Historico Militar de Canarias

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361samk wrote a review Dec 2019
28 contributions17 helpful votes
Very interesting and defiantly worth visiting. My partner don't like museums but loved this one. It is bigger than I expected for a small island. The only missing thing is English translation as it is only in Spanish. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ths9 wrote a review Dec 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom48 contributions24 helpful votes
Well worth popping in to this well set up museum, with plenty of stuff on display and a real sense of history
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Date of experience: December 2019
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GARY H wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom227 contributions44 helpful votes
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I visited this excellent museum during my recent trip to Tenerife as it helped conclude a three year side project visiting all of Spain’s former North and West African possessions. The museum is appropriately situated within the former Baracks overlooking the harbour. Exhibits range from the 15/16th century right up to Spain’s NATO presence. The top floor contained a great display of Napoleonic dioramas and an excellent display of the Army Of Africa . Once done I had a very nice Tapas meal in the on site cafe bar which commands great views over the busy working harbour.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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David J wrote a review Nov 2019
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I was really taken by the Museo Historico Militar de Canarias. I do not speak Spanish but the museum mostly had English and Spanish signage. Great display of the Battle of Tenerife 1797 I found this very interesting as it showed the strategy of the battle and why Nelson's forces ultimately surrendered and the chivalry of the Spanish Leader. There was also models of the ships in the battle on display, captured flags and weapons. There is also an enigma machine from WWII and tons of other artillery pieces and weapons. If you want to see the Tiger Cannon that took off Nelson's arm you will not find it here, it is just down the road at the remains of the fortress near the pier. My partner also found this visit interesting and she is not into military stuff at all, neither am I really so it was an excellent surprise to enjoy this free attraction so much. By the way if you want to see the 1797 battle display you need to ask at the front desk and specify the language you prefer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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janetukus wrote a review Oct 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom21 contributions2 helpful votes
FREE entry. Lots of exhibits. Various collections of weapons. maps and military vehicles. A great collection on the naval history of Tenerife including the amphibious assault by the British Royal Navy on the Spanish port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Launched by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson on 22 July 1797. An extensive collection, but the experience would have been improved for us if more of the information was in English as well as Spanish.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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