Specialty Museums in Tenerife

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Specialty Museums in Tenerife

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  • Stephen C
    3 contributions
    The whole place was ver good, the staff were all very friendly and spoke some English. There is an excellent diorama and a lot of exhibits.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • PawelJZ
    Poznan, Poland324 contributions
    Charming and full of character little museum located in the former mansion built in 17th century. On the ground floor there’s a shop selling craft products, although one needs a thick wallet to buy them. On the first floor the museum houses former residential rooms. The most attractive part is the lavishly planted courtyard with beautiful wooden balconies.
    Written June 6, 2021
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  • DR SEET
    Bournemouth, UK153 contributions
    Despite being central, this place is a bit tucked away. You need to cross the Puente Serrador bridge in the direction of the Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa, walk down a flight of stairs on the right to the road below called Calle Aguere, then essentially keep along the bank of the river until you reach the end of the cul de sac where the museum is located. But it is more than interesting a visit and well worth the hike. You will be mesmerised by the elaborate costumes on display, a cornucopia of plumes, sequins, diamanté and rhinestones that is simply eye-catching and also testimony to the creativity of their designers. In separate halls are outfits won by the parade performers (musicians and dancers etc) and the winners of the annual carnival queen (Reina), senior carnival queen and young carnival queen titles, respectively. The row of original posters on the wall, all executed by the luminaries of the Spanish art scene, is a veritable record of art history, encapsulating the zeitgeist associated with the theme of each particular year while simultaneously distilling the unique style and aesthetic vision of each artist. There is also a room where visitors can dress up for photos, adding a touch of levity to a site of significant cultural documentation. What is particularly special are the staff members at the reception who are inspiring in their passion, knowledge and exuberance. Kudos to Nuria Bilbao, Luis Aleman and Kevin de la Rosa for going beyond the call of duty to make our visit such a pleasurable, informative and insightful occasion. They are truly congenial hosts/guides and invaluable assets of the Casa del Carnaval, which will hopefully soon become a major landmark on the itinerary of every tourist in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Roger W
    20 contributions
    We drove here on the off chance. I’m not a doll fan but thought the kids might enjoy it. I ended up being more interested than the kids. When we arrived we were greeted by a gentleman (can’t remember his name) who gave us a guided tour around the museum and answers every question we asked. We then went on to the workshop where he showed us how the dolls were made and the process. Good value for the money and also has a little shop at the end..
    Written September 4, 2021
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  • Autumn leaves
    United States812 contributions
    We vidoted this quaint place looking for local wine and products. What a treasure! A nice gentleman showed me around and provided a tasting for me as well as information about the local jams. I ended up buying banana and cactus jams as well as local wines. I wish I had more time to explore the back garden full if Banana trees, fruit trees and flowers. So beautiful to spend a lazy afternoon sampling wines and learning about the culture. Local alie Vera products are also available. A definite place to stop and experience local fare and products.
    Written February 26, 2022
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  • David D
    Bristol, UK3 contributions
    The personal tour of this museum is friendly and informative. It houses some fantastic collections of artefacts,all given historical context by the enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable tour guide. It gives you a far greater appreciation of La Oratava and the relevance of Catholicism in the area. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this visit, especially as it is the second time we have taken the tour, A drink at the Bar Duquesa makes it a perfect afternoon as you discuss all that you have learnt in the shadow of the church.
    Written March 1, 2020
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  • Kat Gibson
    Leicester, UK63 contributions
    A lovely place - dramatic views on every side; really informative museum area with some fun AI bits as well as the exhibition with large photos, videos and info boards. Really interesting, and a fun experience. The outside areas are beautiful, with wildflower meadows and lovely areas to walk. And surprisingly nice loos too!

    We passed through the area again at sunset on another day, having visited the ecomuseo on a previous day, and had to stop off at the entrance to the ecomuseo to watch the sunset - ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, probably the best sunset I've seen anywhere in the world. Cotton wool clouds coming in to surround us, with dramatic craggy rocks and hills rising up in front of us, silhouetted black against the orange sky and surrounded by a duvet of white fluffy cloud. Absolutely amazing - well worth a visit!! We stayed to watch the sunset for around 40 minutes, completely unplanned, and it took our breath away.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Kamilla K
    Copenhagen, Denmark24 contributions
    Nice little museum. We didn’t have time for a tasting, which were a shame! We bought some wine though, and look forward tasting it.
    Written January 16, 2020
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  • Nancy_Ottawa
    Ottawa, Canada577 contributions
    There is an excellent audio tour available (connect your smartphone to their free WiFi and perhaps bring headphones) in various languages. I used English; the pace was very nice. A mix of Canadian history, culture, development, and an outstanding art display but
    the interior of this beautifully restored building itself is worth a visit alone. There are 2 old horse drawn coaches in a room off the garden area which are in amazing original condition.
    Written December 29, 2021
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  • Stuart J
    Woodford, UK147 contributions
    The museum was very informative, well set out and well worth the visit. Given the economic importance of banana production to the Canaries the museum provided an insight both historical and current as regards this important part of the local economy. We don’t tend to go to many museums but you are not overloaded with information and it is genuinely interesting. You get a banana to eat as you go around and a small taster of a liqueur or low alcohol sparkling drink is offered after your visit and there is a well stocked gift shop. We bought the fizzy wine!! The staff are very knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions.
    Written January 27, 2022
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  • thebyelingual
    14 contributions
    Interesting and informative experience, we learnt many new things about Guanche’s lifestyle and culture, and those things that we knew about we also widened our knowledge. The tour is told from the perspective of a Guanche girl, which would make it fun for kids and adults as well. I would bring my whole family if I could.
    I wish we could hear about Spanish conquest and what happened to the Guanches as well, as it is an important detail in the history of the island.

    It was very hot indoors, maybe installing a couple fans would help? Especially with face masks it can be difficult which is why we rushed a bit, but other than that the experience was great.
    Written September 23, 2021
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  • simplymark
    Shrewsbury, UK1,854 contributions
    This is a hidden little gem. It gives you a feel of the old Puerto de la Cruz. There are lots of small interesting items to explore. Worth a visit
    Written March 18, 2022
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  • Dorel G
    5 contributions
    The garden it’s amazing. If happened to be in the area it’s worth stopping. I have to write 100 letters review so here it is :)
    Written September 2, 2019
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  • Daniela V
    Cervo, Italia1,717 contributions
    This brand new museum offers an exhaustive account of navigational history, complete with large scale historical maps, concerning the discovery of the Canary Islands and subsequent historical developments.
    All the sea routes are pictured, following a chronological order from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
    Magnifying lenses are supplied for the visit.
    Written February 14, 2015
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