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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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Guided Tour - an epic Journey through time.

We have been going to Gran Canaria for over 15 years. We knew about this amazing find but never got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Italian007
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Italian007
Very informative.

We decided to do a tour by ourselves. We were both very glad to have been approached by one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymond1960Edinburgh
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Gran Canaria for over 15 years. We knew about this amazing find but never got to go. One of the reasons was it took 2 buses and 3 hours each way to get there from Maspalomas. That said it was...More

Thank Italian007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a tour by ourselves. We were both very glad to have been approached by one of the guides. She told us that we didn't have to join her (English) group tour but would probably gain some extra knowledge if we did...More

Thank Raymond1960Edinburgh
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We arrived and were lucky that a guided tour was starting. When you first see the site under a large tent in the centre of Galdar, it is rather surprising, and it is actually much bigger than it seems from the outside. This museum is...More

Thank MiaGlobetrotter
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have to admit the cave paintings are pretty underwhelming but the excavated site and history are impressive. The guide spoke perfect English and made the tour very interesting.

Thank Lizzie071
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is well done. We had a guided tour which is offered in several languages. It is free with the entry fee and offered in several languages. You probably can also discover the area on your own because there are several videos that explain...More

Thank Ronja_AufReisen
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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 go without a guide. Our English language tour started with...More

Thank babsdela
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is easy to find, well organised with either guided or self guided tours. We took an English spoken tour. The guide was knowledgeable and succinct in her presentation. The 3D film is a very interesting insight into the history of the indigenous people...More

Thank Inpursuitofexcellenc
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was the only lesson in history of the Canary islands. Glad we took it. The museum tells the story of island inhabitants and and settlement development. It was great to learn about life in caves and see the modern cave life as well. A...More

Thank Toma U
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is 6 Euros per person (cheaper for concessions) and includes many short films, in a variety of languages, plus a guided tour (if you turn up at the right time). The films (and tour) explain the human history of the Gran Canaria and...More

Thank LizzieBrrr
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We arrived just after the wind had reached 100 kph and the rain poured down - HOWEVER this place was really worth the effort. OK there is a small entrance fee - only 3 euros for concessions though - and worth every cent. we pre-booked...More

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