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. 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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  • 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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