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“A walk down in history”

Centro de Interpretacion del Parque Cultural de El Julan
Ranked #8 of 37 things to do in El Hierro
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Starting in the beautiful morning light in the pine forrest the guide took us downhill in a landscape where we here and there came up to signs of the Bimbaches' life. Caves that gave them shelter, places where they gathered, lots of shells from the seafood they ate and fragments of pots for the water they drank and the rock carvings. Those started our imagination. Right here, someone sat and carved these pictures and signs. What was occuping that persons mind? Was he or she thinking how long will the carvings last? Who will look at them and what will they think ...?

Later, after the return to the El Julan center by the 4x4, we had a tase of local wine, cheese and cake on the terrace. Delicious! And in the center we could also watch a short movie and an interesting exhibition about the Bimbaches and their world.

I can strongly recommend a visit to El Julan for the Center, for the Tour and for the Landscape. Book in advance to be sure there is a guided tour!

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Meridiano C, Guía del Parque Cultural de El Julan. at Centro de Interpretacion del Parque Cultural de El Julan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you very much for your opinion. Very clear explained and very kind of you.
Best regards from el Hierro.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour in Jeep with excellent guides to show us the most important signs and icons left from old ages. The site is very inspiring for artists, nature lovers, mistery seekers and all types of curious people. I strongly recommend it! At the end of the tour we enjoyed a lovely surprise! Don't want to be a spoiler! You should't miss this experience in El Hierro!

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

A guided tour started 8 o'clock from the visitors centre parking lot and took us down the slope to the historic village of the indigenous people of El Hierro.

It was a truly interesting tour through the ancient pastures where unique rock carvings, altars, caves and shell-heaps are being preserved.

Our tour guide made this hike a memorable experience.

When we returned to the visitors centre we could taste the local wine, cheese, dried figs and lemon-cheese cake. Everything was absolutely delicious.

After snacks and refreshments we watched a short movie about El Julan and had a tour in the visitors centre where a lot of fascinating information about this special place and about the people that once lived there can be found.

I sincerely recommend to visit El Julan when you are in El Hierro.

NB! Tour in English is available when you book in advance. At any case check the opening times before going.

Thank Kaupo P
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

I read about this place and was interested in visiting the archaeological site and to learn more about the Bimbaches, I had a problem getting there as I did not drive and it was not on any of the bus routes. I telephoned the centre and spoke to Marita, she arranged for Ruben, one of the guides to give me a lift and we arranged a convenient pick up point for the next day. I was supposed to go on the tour with another family, walking down to the site and coming back up by 4 x 4 Jeep but the other participants cancelled as the weather was really bad on the day (it was raining quite heavily and wind was particularly strong). Ruben decided to do the whole tour by Jeep due to the adverse weather, it was really interesting to see the numerous petroglyphs, remains of the Tagoror (old meeting place) and to listen to the history of the Bimbaches, not to mention the spectacular scenery and rainbows. After the tour, wine was served with a Canarian snack, consisting of cheese, figs and cake. When I was ready to leave, Ruben very kindly arranged for his colleague to give me a lift back to El Pinar. It was such excellent service, thank you very, very much for making the day so memorable and I wish you all the very best in making this new attraction a success.

Thank Jly48
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Meridiano C, Guide at Centro de Interpretacion del Parque Cultural de El Julan, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you very much for your request.
If it is in our hand and possibilities, we try to help people who are interesting in our tours. Specially in el Julan.
The worst was the wind,... but we could make and enjoy it.
Regards from el Hierro island.

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

After a very winding mountain drive arrived at this purpose built museum with displays providing insight into the origins and lifestyle of the Bimbaches. Were fortunate enough to descend in a 4x4 with excellent guide to see the Bimbache drawings in lava. Extremely interesting visit - and were given tasters of local wine, dried figs and cheese. Highly recommended visit.

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