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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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A very informative and interesting facility which includes video information (in English) as well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerseybean26
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Jersey, Channel Islands
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You can roam around alone but cannot see the main thing without a guide

Great presentation of the excavation and numerous informative videos in 4 languages but the main... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Péter D
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Budapest, Hungary
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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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“painted cave” (17 reviews)
“guided tour” (12 reviews)
“pre hispanic” (7 reviews)
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Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 928 89 54 89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and interesting facility which includes video information (in English) as well as a self-guided walk through the site. €6 for adults, OAP €3 and children free. Good toilets and shop.

Thank Jerseybean26
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Great presentation of the excavation and numerous informative videos in 4 languages but the main thing: the painted cave is lit only if a guide is around... i do not get it why a motion sensor switch cannot do this...

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The site is very interesting and worth a visit. I suggest you get the 103 bus and not the 105 as suggested as it takes you much nearer. Get off at the police station. The site is well signposted. The entry is €4 or €3...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and I visited the Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintata in Galdar. We went on a Sunday and were lucky enough to find a parking space just outside the museum. To our surprise, the whole site...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

If you have any archeological interest then this is a must. It is a fascination array of pre-Spanish tombs, made up of ordered piles of rocks in a volcanic "badlands". With detailed explanations in Spanish and English. Really nice design, based on Corten metal pathways,...More

Thank happyhenry
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A new museum with a difference. The huge canopy covers the houses of an ancient village, with walkways and audiovisual displays (in several languages) that you can activate as you go. There is an underground vault with geometric paintings. Good for everyone of all ages,...More

Thank Cromagnon53
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Located in Galdar museum consists of well presented and very informative exhibition about native people from Gran Canaria. Exhibition gives a great insight to history of indigenous people and history of this island. Some of the showpieces can only be seen here in the Gran...More

Thank WalczakMarcin
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

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

Thank LUCKYME72
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 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
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
When I went last November it was 12noon daily. Info is on website when you get to booking section. I would check it as it might have changed.
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