Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, Arrecife

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  • With only €4 entrance charge, this super little gallery is well worth a visit. Some particularly good sculptures. The building itself was as impressive as the contemporary art work.  more »
  • Building is excellent but did not find Picasso or Miro. Not a lover of the paintings that were on display but the sculptures were interesting especially the horses and riders in the sea nearby  more »
  • A beautiful old castle turned art gallery. There were some fantastic paintings by Gonzalo Chillida on display when we were there and the building itself is so lovely, right next to the sea. Great bar ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The permanent collection is quite limited. It hosts temporary exhibitions which might be interesting. The restaurant downstairs is very nice and has a nice view on the sea and the harbour. Visit this place of you have some spare time but I won't consider it a must see for Lanzarote.

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