Gran Canaria Attractions

Museo Canario skull
Museo Canario skull © Xosé Castro

Museo Canario

The Museo Canario boasts mummies and the world's largest collection of Cro-Magnon skulls. The permanent exhibition is devoted solely to the aboriginal population of Gran Canaria, who inhabited the islands from the second half of the first millennium BC up until the 15th century. It covers things like religion and mythology, funerary practices, economic activity, and the organisation of society. The award-winning museum in Las Palmas houses the most complete and comprehensive archaeological collection in the Canary Islands and should be of great interest to anybody keen on archaeology, anthropology, and the ancient history of the Canary Islands. There is a room full of the skeletal remains of the ancients, which is spooky but fascinating. The information provided in the exhibitions is invariably only in Spanish, but at the entrance you should be given a booklet explaining the displays in your own language. The museum is popular with tourists and is one of the top-rated attractions in Las Palmas.

Address: 2 Verneau Dr.; E-mail: info@elmuseocanario.com; Website: www.elmuseocanario.com; Telephone: +34 928 336 800; Opening time: Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm, weekends from 10am to 2pm.; Admission: €5 (adults); children under 12 free; concessions available. Free entry on Mondays.


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