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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  • Upon reaching Galdar we decide to visit the Cueva Pintada. Entrance of 6 euros per person with ability when driving is available also in Italian. At the beginning of the path you can see a video showing the ancient village of Galdar social organization of hundreds of years ago. Then go down to the lower level where you can admire an old village perfectly rebuilt and la Cueva pintada through a glass wall of the find for obvious safety reasons. Very interesting Museum and not to be missed. During the visit you can see the ancient layers of the ancient city. Only con unpleasant driving was pretty rushed and dismissive thing absolutely no justifiable and rude since I was with my brother in trouble walking. I sure hope that Miss bionda castana change attitude and respect the times of a client especially if this a major physical problems. The exit was bella ready to depart hence the hurry maybe. Unprofessional. This does not mean that the Museum is not to be missed.
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  • Perhaps the only place where so many have survived from the guanches of the Canary Islands, local residents. In this place a whole village excavated guanches, recreated their home cave, found the cave with colored drawings. In the Museum you can also watch a movie about the history of the conquest of the Islands by Spanish conquistadors. Here was interesting and we and our children.
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  • Worth recommending to this archaeological park to visit. You get a good impression of the first inhabitants on Gran Canaria. There is also a walk through this park with a guide. A lovely indoor park with a small museum and gift shop.
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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