Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada
Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada (Audiencia nº 2, Gáldar, Las Palmas) – this museum covers the pre-Columbian period of the Canary Islands (complete with archaeological materials that have been uncovered over the years at Gran Canaria (such as ceramic pottery, idols, paintings, and other materials that offer clues on the lives of pre-Hispanic local residents). To this day, it remains a mystery who the Canaria Islands’ first settlers were, since they are located outside of the Mediterranean (whose cultures, be they Ancient Egyptian, Roman or Greek, Phoenician, or Carthagian, were better-documented).
Admission: €6 (adults), €3 (students under the age of 23, seniors), free for children under 18 years, school groups, and the unemployed. Hours vary – see its website for an updated schedule: www.cuevapintada.com