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Canarian Museum

Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 33 68 00
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DO NOT MISS THIS ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF THE CANARIES

Archeological evidence exists (and lots of skulls and bones) that the Canaries were inhabited long... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Karl046
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Vienna, Austria
One of our best outings

As a student in social anthropology with an interest in physical anthropology I loved this museum... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
bodenis
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Quebec City, Canada
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Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Archeological evidence exists (and lots of skulls and bones) that the Canaries were inhabited long before the European invasion. People lived in caves (there are cave paintings) and in fishing communities. The inhabitants were tall and strong (genetic analysis suggests Cro-Magnon, Alpine Mongoloids, blond Berbers....More

Thank Karl046
Reviewed 4 April 2017

As a student in social anthropology with an interest in physical anthropology I loved this museum. One of my favourite outings in Las Palmas - the fact that is was in Spanish did not bother me - Lesley

Thank bodenis
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful museum that teaches you about the life on the canaries before the islands were colonised. There are a lot of items and models on display, and the museum is clean and feels up to date. But If you don't speak Spanish you won't understand...More

Thank KentA704
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum was packed with the most fascinating collection of artefacts from the ancient Canaries. It even included a great number of the ancient inhabitants themselves! A leaflet was provided giving a brief description of each room in English. However, it gave no details of...More

Thank monicker
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I think that it could be interesting, but the English interpretation is extremely limited. There are a lot of archaeological bits and pieces, some quite interesting models of the original inhabitants' homes and lives, and a large number of skulls, pelvic bones and mummies. Worth...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We arrive in time for a tour (in English) that helped us appreciate the ancient history of these islands. If we'd not has this, we wouldn't have got as much from the various displays with almost nothing in English so if you're not able to...More

1  Thank brian w
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Generally I must admit, the museum is quite big and well-kept. But if you're not a spanish speaker, you can skip it. Everything is written in Spanish, so you will not even know what are you looking at, and staff barely speaks english as well.

Thank Marta D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We had the wonderful opportunity to have a private tour in this special museum. We arrived just around noon time and were told that a English tour would be starting in a few minutes. We were the only visitors waiting and we discovered we were...More

Thank Ogram1
Reviewed 16 January 2017

an easy find museum with general exhibits from canarias ancient past..personel very polite and happy to explain on questions

Thank Ιων Τ
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Canarian Museum located in the Las Palmas old town, just two blocks away from the Cathedral is a definitive place to visit to learn about the original inhabitants of these islands, their history, way of living, skillfully crafted everyday's artefacts and those parts of their...More

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josefina d
You mention above that there are two days in the Museum in La Palma, Gran canaria when it is free, do you know which days ?
25 February 2016|
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Response from rldra | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited the museum after 17:00 and it was free.
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