Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, Arrecife

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  • A cute little art gallery housed in a converted 18th century fort, which has some lovely exhibits from modern Spanish artists. However, it’s small and not somewhere for a long visit. It took us about ...  more »
  • Disappointment that this small museum, very little work of interest! It then very quickly, the better the view from the restaurant. Not essential visit
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  • Another excellent Cesar Manrique restoration with interesting but (naturally) limited gallery. The restaurant area a nice surprise. However BEWARE if you have walking difficulties, as my wife does, it...  more »
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  • Firstly unlike Castillo San Gabriel, you pay €4 to go in. Free leaflets are available in various languages, but do not explain the art works. The castle is a modern art gallery, containing around forty works. It's a mixture of paintings and sculptures, a lot of which are very abstract and rather inaccessible unless you are a true art connoisseur. The main floor is at least wheel chair accessible, although there may be small steps between rooms. The layout of the castle is interesting though, with stairs leading down from the main floor to a restaurant below. Stairs up to the roof and another staircase leading from the roof down to a hidden gate house. There are good views from the roof over the port too. Probably not worth the expense if you just want to visit the fort, particularly if you are a family or group.
  • Very small castle that was turned into the modern art gallery. I personally don't like modern art, but you may find it's interesting. Just keep in mind it's small. Downstairs you can find nice relaxing restaurant with great view.
  • Really beautiful building with wonderfully grand 1970s art works and Castle top views ..well worth a visit and great escape from the heat of the day...
  • This is included in the combo ticket for visiting the major sights on the island (otherwise 4 Euros on its own) and pales in comparison, to be frank. They are to be commended for restoring such an old building but it's surprisingly small inside and it doesn't take long to see the collection of modern artworks. There are no signs making it clear, but there is access to the roof and downstairs space with a few more pieces of art. Total visit time 15 minutes including a browse in the shipping container that serves as the shop. Restaurant looks good though.
  • To be honest I was expecting something entirely different. 1st of all considering the size I wouldn't even call it a castle and I am not really into the art especially modern. If I wouldn't buy a voucher for 6 entries I most probably did not bother.
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