Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Galdar

(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It seemed more a for-profit initiative for cultural purposes. You are forced to see two movies definitely ugly and tasteless, especially in 3D. After a considerable waste of time you can descend into the huge covered area where there is very little to see (some foundation of huts). Arrived at the front door the armored cueva expects long for someone to come get it open and to illuminate it. Pretty disappointing and barely visible behind armoured glass. Is best seen playing at the Museum of the Canary Islands. There is then an irritant absolute prohibition of photography: what they're afraid of, it spreads information that is not big deal? Overall, the visit takes almost an hour and a half, when 15 minutes might be enough and further. Price: 6 Euro is exorbitant. With all the space dedicated to the Museum would be appropriate to have some parking, currently practically non-existent.
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  • We went without many expectations and we left happy. It has been a very good experience, we have passed it very well and all the nice guys.
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  • An archaeological site very well organized especially in view of the usefulness to the public. An extremely modern and rational containment structure allowing access, for the disabled, such an interesting blast from the past of the island of Gran Canaria.
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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