Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Galdar

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Specialty Museum
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. Put Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Galdar vacation route planner.
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  • We decided to do a tour by ourselves. We were both very glad to have been approached by one of the guides. She told us that we didn't have to join her (English) group tour but would probably gain some...  more »
  • We arrived and were lucky that a guided tour was starting. When you first see the site under a large tent in the centre of Galdar, it is rather surprising, and it is actually much bigger than it seems...  more »
  • I have to admit the cave paintings are pretty underwhelming but the excavated site and history are impressive. The guide spoke perfect English and made the tour very interesting.  more »
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  • think they can improve the information provided on the actual site and exhibits in the museum - which is rather small. Would have appreciated more information regarding the indigenous people and their cultural berber heritage.
  • Very good historical place with a lot of information about the native Canary Islands!!
  • It was ok , we had a guide but as there was just two of us that spoke English she disappeared after we were taken to the 1st video. We were then left to wonder wound the site while others were given a guided tour because they were all Spanish. The site is not big you will be round in about 45 minutes , we could not find anything else of interest near by.
  • Very interesting! Our guide didn't speak the best English and since English isn't our first language it was a bit hard to follow.
  • great