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 is the third time that I and never ceases to amaze me. It is very interesting to know the way of life and customs of our ancestors. A 10 for the guide that makes the visit much more amusing if possible.
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  • Visited this amazing place with very knowledgeable guide with very good command of english. Tour was one and three quarters hours at the cost of €3 for seniors. A bargain!'Don't miss this if you visit...  more »
  • We went to Gáldar with the intention of visiting the Cueva Pintada, but without high expectations. We thought it was a small museum with a small cave, but nothing like that. The complex of interest is large and fairly modern and allows us to fully understand how they lived the Guanche people. Advise the tour because it is of high quality and everything makes more sense explained. Thanks to Raquel guide who made our visit one of the highlights of our vacation.
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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