Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Galdar

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Somewhere in the middle of the town archaeological. The cave painted itself is a small place, but the archaeological area is quite large and are still excavating. The guided tour is very interesting. The guide is very competent. It's worth the visit.
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  • Quite a small museum in the middle of Galdar. Park outside the town and walk in as the roads are very narrow. Inside there are lots of artefacts and the cave itself. There are regular tours in English...  read more »
  • The museum and the cueva pintada are located in the center of Galdar. Entrance fee is € per person. They open the painted cave twice a day (at 11 am, and 3 pm) to preserve it against daylight. the Spa...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Be sure to check out the times for a guided tour in your language. The guides are key to the experience. They're good, and friendly!
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