Museo de la Piratería
Museo de la Piratería
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,261 contributions
Jan 2020
It was great to drive up to the castle and enjoy the wonderful views. The castle has a very long history of piracy and this story is told with posters and video presentations. The castle has s very gory past and the Lanzarote population had much to endure from centuries of piracy. The local people would hide in the caves, rather than being captured or killed.
From the top of the castle the panoramic views are fantastic. Only 3 Euro entrance fee.
Written January 29, 2020
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Walshy Travels 🇬🇧
Portsmouth, UK3,397 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
If anything there was more Arrrrrrrrrrrt (Art) at this museum than actual exhibits or real interesting historical artifacts. One room for instance was just full of modern looking ornaments that remind you of the ones you may find in your Gran's house. The museum is more information/ words/ picture based with the odd model of a pirate ship but as people say for 3 euros each you don't want to be too critical. There are a few interesting snippets like information about when Admiral Lord Nelson attacked the Island but how he was sent away with his tail between his legs. We enjoyed wondering the walls and halls of the Santa Barbara Castle for where the museum is located within more than anything but for the Castle and views alone - it is worth a visit.

If you are disabled please note that there are only steep stairs leading up over the draw bridg and then into the Castle and museum entrance.
Written June 24, 2014
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Jack Hoffe
Europe57 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Did you know many pirates were basically military arms of european royalty, and their activity was basically robbing, kidnapping, and ransoming their captives back to their families?

For 3 euro there's some really good history here to go along with the romanticized Captain Jack Sparrow version.
Written May 8, 2014
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK564 contributions
Jan 2020
We visted this year after almost ignoring it for the past few years. We thought it would be gimmicky but it is anything but! The drive up from the main road is on a tarmac road so that was good but there is quite limited parking at the top. HAving said that, it is absolutely worth the effort. There is a very small entrance fee and the museum is arranged through various old rooms in the castle. There is a history of piracy in the islands, stories of real life pirates as well as fictional ones and there are some excellent models.
The views are stunning and we are very glad we finally made the effort to visit.
Written March 4, 2020
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Hazel 9
England, UK302 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Went three times yesterday and each time there were several cars turning around like I had to. There were barriers across the base of the road up the hill, we could not get in. No notice on there website or at gate to say why........
Written January 30, 2020
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Guide00708185438
14 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
After a day driving around multiple places this place was amazing it was a wealth of history. Very creatively put and was in spanish and english. Set high up on a hill you definately need a vehicle to get there but once there its informative educational and the giant painted figures were brilliant.
Fantastic views for miles it really is worth a visit but if your a little unsteady on your feet or very limited on mobility it could be challenging as its quite steep. It goes through the history of how the island developed and theres plenty of places to have that special pirate photo.
Written April 3, 2019
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norbold
Clacton-on-Sea, UK56 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
We've been to Lanzarote for about 12 out of the last 15 years but had never been here before. Definitely an oversight. It should be a must see for all tourists to Lanzarote. The castle itself is well worth seeing and the views from the top over the surrounding countryside and of Teguise itself are wonderful.

But the museum itself is the real find and the real gem. It is packed full of information about the "pirate" history of Lanzarote and the island has certainly suffered from these foreign incursions in the past - some, I am sorry to say from British pirates. Some good artefacts, well-set out rooms and very informative films. A first class attraction and all for a very modest three euros admission fee.
Written March 23, 2014
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Candaceun
Sherwood Park, Canada171 contributions
Jan 2020
Get there early, parking is limited. The view is great! The museum is very ok, seemed a little juvenile.
Written March 6, 2020
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GemmaP29
Bradford, UK924 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We spotted the pirate museum on trip advisor and since we had the hire car decided it would be a nice trip out. The museum is not massive but there’s lots to look at and things to watch telling you all about the pirates that tried to invade Lanzarote. The price to get in is €3 per person, children under 12 are free so it’s not a bad price for what’s there. The views from the top are worth €3. There not a lot of parking at the top but it wasn’t overly busy so we managed to park easily. I would take a jumper or jacket with you as it is very windy up there. It’s an easy drive with some nice views on the way from Puerto Del Carmen. A nice change from the busy resorts.
Written August 1, 2018
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Paul
Rotterdam, The Netherlands93 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Compared to French castles, this is rather small, but it gives nice views from the surroundings.
It costs 3 euros each to visit the pirates museum, but for what you got its worth it and helps them supporting this landmark.
Written June 8, 2018
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