This museum, founded by Doctor Chil y Naranjo in the 19th century, offers a splendid survey of the history of the pre-Hispanic Canaries. Apart from the very complete library, which is no doubt the best in the archipelago, the visitor can admire ancient mummies of pre-Hispanic Islanders, little clay figures, models and representations of what life on the island was like before the arrival of the Spaniards and pieces of great archaeological value, such as fish hooks, needles, remains of skins and other objects. It also houses one of the most complete specimens of a Cromagnon. Visitors can ask for guided tours and there is a gift shop for souvenirs.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM, Saturday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 15, 40, 80