Finca Condal Vega Grande

Finca Condal Vega Grande, San Bartolome de Tirajana: Hours, Address, Finca Condal Vega Grande Reviews: 3.5/5

Finca Condal Vega Grande
3.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
About
FINCA CONDAL, Museum-Wine Cellar-Botanical Garden Museum of History of Gran Canaria and its crops and economic cycles. Bodega Vega Grande, Botanical Garden. Traditional Canarian house and hermitage of the XVII century, declared complex of artistic historical interest. A walk for 500 years of the history of Gran Canaria in Juan Grande, 10 minutes from Maspalomas. Museum open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the morning. 1st shift at 10:30 am, 2nd shift at 12 o'clock. Entrance to the chapel, free parking, accessibility, free audioguides in Spanish, English, German, French and Swedish. Bus stop lines: 1,8, 25, 36 Juan Grande, km 2.2, GC-500. Exit "Juan Grande" from the highway GC-1 Celebration of professional events like congresses, days, presentations of products in its gardens and lounges. Civil and religious weddings in the hermitage and gardens. Excellent gastronomy, chef Angel Palacios, 1 Michelin star. Banquet service, Group menus and Tapas Gourmet.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tours and Tickets

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Cliff S
Rickmansworth, UK14 contributions
A Good way to explore the history of Gran Canaria
Mar 2019 • Couples
This small manor house provides a pictorial history (with English commentary) of Gran Canaria from early times to the present day . We arrived at opening time (10.30) and were given a map so we could progress at our own rate. By the time we had made our way through the little church and exhibition, enjoyed a glass of wine and wandered through the garden we were amazed to discover it was almost closing time (13.30). Perhaps this is not for everyone but we enjoyed learning about Canarian history and the aristocratic family who lived in the house and were responsible for the development of the Maspalomas of today.
Written April 6, 2019
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RCox
London, England117 contributions
Weird place and waste of time
Dec 2018 • Friends
We went here based on a brochure at our hotel. We have been to many fincas and wine tastings, and prefer buying local wine so we were looking forward to twice because the road sign for Finca Condal had large bushes blocking it. Once we arrived, no sign said where to go, and we weren't sure the place was actually open. We wandering into the church, very confused. Eventually staff member found us and walked us back to the car park where she opened up a tiny kiosk and we paid 10 euros each for a self-guided tour and wine tasting. We were only then told that they close at 13:30, so we would have to hurry! The brochure gives no closing time, so this was annoying. We quickly zipped through their museum of the history of the family and the various ways they have made money on the island over the centuries. Then we had the 'wine tasting' which consisted of a small glass of red wine and some cheese. There was white wine on display, but when we asked about trying it we were told that it isn't allowed. We then asked about purchasing the red wine (it was very good) and told that we have to buy it at this finca, which was fine, but never told where to purchase or how to. The 'gardens' were a sad scrub area with many stumps of palm trees that have been cut down. The whole estate appears geared to events and weddings, with several large rooms with lots of tables and chairs stacked high. The tourist effort seems to be a half hearted after thought. There is no shop, no 'wine tasting' really, and it all felt like a waste of our time.
Written December 20, 2018
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sussextraveller24
Salisbury, UK78 contributions
No Wonder The Taxi Driver Had Never Heard Of It
Dec 2017 • Couples
The Gran Canaria information book in our hotel room described this place so beautifully, we had to pay a visit to get a little culture fix. We thought it strange that our taxi driver, who had lived in Maspalomas all his life had never heard of the place. Now we know why. It was truly a waste of a taxi fare and entrance fee.There were no guided tours, we were given just a single map and advised of the fixed time for the 'wine tasting' which left little time to browse. The museum was more a family promotion and I learnt very little of any significance. The other rooms/buildings were empty, used for private events and therefore void of anything of interest. The 'wine tasting' was laughable. A small taster of just one wine, delivered to our table with a small plate of broken up dry crackers and some cheese. We were watched whilst we were drinking. It was all very odd to be honest. A memorable experience, certainly, but not one I'd recommend to anyone.
Written December 8, 2017
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Happy2Bretired_10
Hampshire, UK43 contributions
Check that there is not a wedding or other event before you go
Nov 2016 • Couples
At the time of our visit in November this cultural attraction for the south of the island had been open as an attraction for visitors for 4 months. Our impression is that the attraction is on a very steep learning curve. It might be better in a few months time? It is only open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1030am to 1330pm for general visitors. Our local tourist office had rung beforehand to check that it was open as the visitor leaflet advises you need to book in advance. Other days you can visit with a pre-booked group coach tour. We arrived as the attraction opened for the day thinking we would need all the limited 3 hours to see everything promoted in the advertising leaflet. The only ticket seller was also the only tour guide and as more customers arrived he sold more tickets (10 euros each). Hence we were hanging around waiting until about 1050am. It was only then that we realised that it was not free flow but were given a limited time in each area. Having sold us tickets he then advised that there was a civil wedding in the grounds so several areas including the classic car exhibition, the shop and all the extensive botanical gardens were not open to visitors.This meant that half of the site was out of bounds and also had to have doors unlocked to access the only toilets (very modern and clean). None of the head set audio guides were working (after just 4 months?) but touch audio guides were available. However, there was a problem with the English version on the touch audio guides, but the harassed tour guide/ticket seller advised he spoke English. But his commentary was accompanied by a cacophony of audio guides giving the same information in different languages to the dozen or so persons in the tour. After 15 minutes of noisy chaos one German visitor left the tour in exasperation. The limited areas which were open were very new, clean and good quality, with information boards in several languages. Quite a few photographs from the Las Palmas museums, or historical photographs of the island before development. However, as it was not free flow there was not time to appreciate the exhibits. Several of the rooms were blatantly dedicated to self-aggrandisement of the aristocratic family who own the Finca and much of the island. The tour ended with a tasting of the Cabinet Sauvignon wine (not wines plural as in the advertising brochure) aged in the barrels we saw in the cellar. We were disappointed that we barely saw half of the site for the full price charged that day so at the end of the tour our guide offered a free visit the following Tuesday; given some of us would have already left the island this was not really adequate recompense for being charged the full price for only a partial visit. Later in the day we looked at the Finca website to see if could learn about the areas we had not seen. It seems the place is really geared for corporate events and perhaps general visitors are just an after-thought. Hence the disorganised impression we were left with. If more staff are employed and the attraction is closed for general visitors when weddings or other events are taking place perhaps it will improve. The half we were permitted to visit was interesting, but we can only comment honestly on our disappointing experience.
Written November 13, 2016
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Finca Condal Vega Grande is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM