Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Galdar

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Undiscovered on the island of Gran Canaria until the mid-19th century, Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada serves as a window into the pre-Hispanic past of the Canary Islands. Explore the site’s six caves, which contain cave paintings and colorful designs created by the original inhabitants of the island, who experts believe arrived from North Africa some 2,500 years ago. Wander the walkways surrounding the indigenous village, itself believed to date from the 6th century, and imagine life here in the distant past. Enrich your knowledge of the area through the Archeological Museum, which displays artifacts from the site and information on its history, and charts the human colonization of the islands. Guided tours are available from the visitors’ center, and are included in the ticket prices. Keep in mind, however, that photography is not allowed inside. Use our Galdar travel route planning website to visit Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada on your trip to Galdar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    To lovers of history, I recommend a visit to this museum that illustrates both the past of the island Gran Canarias. This really very well equipped, from the presentation and framing in time through 3D videos to the tour through the ruins discoveries, work that is still being developed. It really was an enriching experience at an affordable price. The better will be the information on the site, where it mentions that the access to the ruins is free, it has to be fixed as it creates false expectations, and better organization between the guides because when visitors arrive after the beginning of the visit, it becomes difficult to follow the story. Better would be to inform the time of the beginning of the next visit, which was not the case with us. Still, I recommend a visit planned properly.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You can do alone or guided visit. They are worth the same so we guided. It was worth it since they tell you the history of the Islands. I highly recommend it.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We were lucky, we were the day free without knowing it. Very friendly and charming, guide explained us everything great. Improved 3D video, tide a little. The rest of videos such as the site very well.
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  • Highly recommended!!! A very engaging guided tour on the history of the island, just the right amount of time and information. The guides can speak Spanish, French, English, German (possibly other languages, too, but those four were what we heard).
  • Musst see place about natives inhabitants from Canary Islands. Site is well preserved and is a lot of information to read.
  • Interesting place with multimedial exibition. Good for all age.
  • Really great and interesting museum. Make sure to get on one of the tours!
  • Great place!!! Recomended, Guanchi history, culture and live atributes!!!

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