If you want know something about the pre-history of the Canary Islands and its aboriginals, the place to visit is the Cueva Pintada ("Painted Cave") Museum in Galdar, the Northern part of the country. The visit to the museum is staged so that you first see a short film (with English subtitles) about the excavations, what the research tells us and how the caves were found. Then you get to see the real thing, which is the real excavation site, roughly about 100x100metres in size, housed under a sheltering roof behind the movie screen, with both reconstructed cave abodes and the original "painted cave". And finishing the tour, you see another film, a 3D drama about the aboriginal Canarians, their way of life and how they, after strong resistance, were conquered and enslaved by the Spaniards. I can recommend this museum even for families with kids if you make the effort and try to visualise for them what might have been like to live in a cave. Unfortunately some of the DVD screens on the site were out-of-order.
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