Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Galdar

(4.3/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Worth visiting for about 6 euros this museum which has as its main attraction is the famous Cueva Pintada. At the time of our visit they made to aggregate to a small group for a guided tour in Spanish. I can't tell you if they are in Italian. We are witnessing the vision of 2 movies to understand a little bit about the ancient population canaria and their history. You can visit the excavations and some houses of the time perfectly reproduced. Only at the end you get to Cueva Pintada completely protected by glass panels. Unfortunately we cannot take pictures and you can see the cave only for a limited time. Galdar in itself is not a town interesting but it's well worth a visit to the Museum. There is parking a short distance from the Museum or you park on the street not far from the Museum outside the old town.
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  • I never tire of admiring the remains archaeological and Assembly so extraordinary that it precedes the visit of dwellings. It is incredible to think that under the city of Gáldar hides archaeology so much undiscovered...
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  • This is a unique archaeological site right in the middle of town and is still being investigated by archaeologists today. Access is via guided tour in a variety of languages (90 minutes), or you can g...  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.
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