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“Huge cave right through mountain”

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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 25 February 2018

If you are in the vicinity (near La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation & Cocodrilo Park) this is a must do. Easy to park, very short walk for a wonderful spectacular cave! Climb up the steps into the entrance of the cave and see through to the mountain range on the opposite side of the valley. Walk through the cave 11 Meters wide x 22 Meters long and exit at the end to the left which takes you around the mountain back to the car park. Not too sheer for young children but hold hands!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Small nicely set up museum about the indigenous people of Gran Canaria. Much is unknown unfortunately

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Really interesting place to visit. Great interactive display and displays shown in a number of languages. Well worth a visit - El as is El Appendre next door - great food

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Good little museum telling an interesting history of local people who lived in the caves which are walking distance from the museum. Well worth a visit especially as a good food and tapas can be had at the next door restaurant El Alpendre

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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.

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