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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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Very interesting

It was great to have a tour of the site and find out more about the history of the area and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WellingboroughFamily
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Loved it, great step back in time!

We actually heard about this site via Facebook and it was a must see for us. So glad that it met... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jilltim
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Cutar, Spain
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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Audiencia 2, 35460 Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Fossildave
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What an amazing and eye opening place. Make the effort and GO! The tour guide 'Conchi' was fantastic with a real passion, and I adored my whole visit and experience and learned so much about the real Gran Canaria. What an absolute privilege. Thankyou Conchi....More

Thank G0rge0us0ne
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

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
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