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Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 89 54 89
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Helpful and interesting

Perfect to understand the roots of Las Palmas. The English guide is friendly and really wise. He... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chloe M
Interesting Archaeological Site

It was interesting to see this site and get some of the history of Las Palmas. Some of the people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cueva Pintada, after which the site was named, was discovered in the mid 19th century and is part of a group of artificial caves excavated in the volcanic rock.. Its geometrical motifs make it the most unique representation of the Pre-Hispanic wall paintings, an exceptional testimony of the artistic and symbolic expression of the people of the Canary Islands. Excavations made here since 1987 until today have confirmed the fact that Cueva Pintada used to be part of a village with over fifty houses and artificial caves dating back from the 6th to the 16th centuries.The remains of the indigenous village of Cueva Pintada can be admired from a walkway surrounding those structures preserved, which allows visitors to look at the detail of the houses and indigenous caves.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 89 54 89
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect to understand the roots of Las Palmas. The English guide is friendly and really wise. He knew everything about the island, so do not hesitate to ask questions!

Thank Chloe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see this site and get some of the history of Las Palmas. Some of the people in our tour group felt there was not much to see and it was not worth the time we spent. But, it is recommended to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit. We went with our 7 and 10 year olds. A guided tour in English was very good. The tour lasted 1.5 hours and included a number of films explaining different aspects of the history of the island and the people....More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very interesting place, mostly ruins and archaeological excavations but the painted cave is a real beauty. There are 3 or 4 reconstructed caves where you can watch short films explaining the history of the place. There was no tour in English available at the time...More

Thank JusiaG
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and well worth the price €6 p/person that also gets you into 2 other museums in surrounding towns. Very well set out, the guided tour is a must as you get much more information. We don't have young children but it seems that...More

Thank katy_hardman
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We booked online in advance for the daily 12.30 tour in English. There were only another two people on the tour. You can self guide but as there is a tour available with very knowledgeable and engaging guide I would highly recommended it if it...More

2  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a skippable museum because there is not much to the painted cave. True it’s several centuries old. But there is not much left to see. The museum is well constructed and can entertain you for a one hour visit. But unless you visit...More

1  Thank hvprva
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was great to have a tour of the site and find out more about the history of the area and the people who lived there. We were initially a bit disappointed that we would have to join a tour as with young people they...More

Thank WellingboroughFamily
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We actually heard about this site via Facebook and it was a must see for us. So glad that it met our expectations.The guided tour was 6€/3€ seniors and we all enjoyed it which made it well worth the cost. Great staff that all speak...More

Thank jilltim
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I had intended, with a hire car, to visit the mountains but on a cloudy, very hazy day ended up at the museum in Galdar. I think we paid the 6 Euros each and sat through a short but very good film introduction. Normally I'd...More

1  Thank Fossildave
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