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“Fantastic Gem, had the place to ourselves”

La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Santa Lucia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The centre has exhibitional resources that allow visitors to learn every aspects of the La Fortaleza archaeological site. LaThe exhibition room offers the best of both the traditional museography and the latest technological resources. It also features hyper-realistic sceneries that present everything included in the site in one single space. The inner courtyard is the space destined for temporary exhibitions and workshops./p> In the audiovisual room a documentary that recreates the daily life of ancient inhabitants of La Fortaleza settlement is permanently shown. On the panoramic terrace visitors will learn more about the natural surroundings of the site and will be also able to visit the recreation of an aboriginal dwelling. In addition, the centre has a small shop where objects related to the archaeological site and the indigenous past of Gran Canaria can be bought. Besides the story of this magnificent archaeological site, the workshops, guided tours, temporary exhibitions and different events related to archaeology, history and culture make this the ideal place for the entertaining the whole family.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The centre was closed but a short drive up the track took us to La Fortaleza where we explored this site all on our own. It's great that so many tourist just sit on the beach or even by the pool in an All Inclusive...because this beatiful location is all the better for the lack of mass tourisim. We lunched in the large cave taking in the views.

Thank Dazzling-darren
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visit especially the film in English. Good review of early human life in Gran Canaria. Multi lingual info including touch screens. Friendly receptionist.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Understanding just how people managed to live in caves in the mountains is made easier by visiting this excellent new centre. Do make the time to watch the film ( commentary available in several languages including english). You can then drive or walk a couple of kilometers to the actual rock and climb up and through the actual cave. Therecis also a very good small cafe next to the centre.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with informative and intelligent curator. Well worth a visit. Lovely introduction to the aboriginal peoples of Gran Canaria. Beautiful mountain surroundings. Don't miss it

3  Thank 788MirandaP
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Amazing place. We doesn't visited the museum, but spent a lot of time exploring the caves of Fortaleza. It's so misterious, so unusual and ancient. We started from tunnel and saw several small caves and two huge on the right side from tunnel. Be carefull, it's difficult to get to huge right-side caves and may be dangerous, because of narrow and curved path above the chasm. Path to left-side caves is more comfortable and safe. But it was great adventure!

2  Thank AnastasiiaEvy
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