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StartNewsThe best museums to visit in Gran Canaria

The best museums to visit in Gran Canaria

25 Apr 2023

Get to know more about art, technology, and culture.

Culture has always been a very interesting option that complements the sun and beach plans that the island has as its main tourist attraction. However, there’s an exceptional cultural offer and that is the museums of Gran Canaria, which provide knowledge about the memory and art of the Canary Islands.

Culture, history, and science go hand in hand in these different range of museums offered by various municipalities on the island. Get to know the memory, art, and knowledge that has existed for years in an archipelago full of wisdom.

Discover the Museums in Gran Canaria

The island's cultural offer is to be found in places that are easy to reach, as they’re mainly towns with added interests, such as the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where most of the museums are to be found.

In this article, you’ll find a list of the most representative museums in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the ones with the greatest tourist interest on the island. Don’t miss out on these interesting options if you’re enjoying a holiday on the island.

1. Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park - Gáldar

The Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park is a recreation of one of the most important sites of pre-colonial culture in Gran Canaria. Here you can immerse yourself in the habitat of the Canarian aborigines and the customs that made up their daily life.

You’ll be immersed in the cave art that represents the way of life and religion of these tribes, with geometric shapes painted on the walls of a cave excavated in the volcanic tuff. It’s one of the museums in Gran Canaria with the most information on pre-Hispanic culture. It’s located in the town of Gáldar, in the north of the island.

2. Elder Museum of Science and Technology - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

elder museum of science and technology

Science and fun go hand in hand to teach you the principles of physics, astronomical theories, chemical effects and lots of information in a museum whose motto is “it’s forbidden not to touch anything”.

The Elder Museum of Science and Technology is a very interesting option to enjoy with children or with the family, as the attractions and most of the exhibitions are interactive.

It’s a concept that tries to convey the message that science is a lot of fun, something that this museum achieves with flying colours, because you won't stop being amazed and having a great time while you learn.

3. Atlantic Centre of Modern Art (CAAM) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Atlantic Centre of Modern Art (CAAM)

For art lovers, this museum has a very intriguing catalogue of exhibitions and modernist pieces that attract visitors who are passionate about this artistic style year after year.

In addition, works by renowned artists are constantly on display, including talks and events closely linked to the avant-garde, modern art and photography.

CAAM is one of the museums in Gran Canaria where you can enjoy the most important exhibitions, such as the photographic collection of Robert Capa, a famous and iconic war photographer who managed to immortalise many of the most representative images of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War.

4. The Canarian Museum - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Canarian Museum

It’s a very interesting option for getting to know the pre-Hispanic and colonial culture of the Canary Islands is the Museo Canario. Located in the old quarter of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, specifically in the Vegueta neighbourhood, this centre is dedicated to the conservation and exhibition of archaeological, cultural and library pieces that structure the history of the Canary Islands.

Discover one of the largest historical collections in the archipelago by visiting this museum, which is part of the heritage and the commitment of many institutions to preserve the culture and collective memory of the Canary Islands.

5. Néstor Museum - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

For all painting enthusiasts, this museum is one of the best options on the island to enjoy the work of one of the most iconic painters the island has produced: Néstor de la Torre.

Located in the surroundings of Doramas Park, this museum is the result of the collection of his works of diverse themes, some of them unfinished and among which stand out his Poem of the Sea and his unfinished Poem of the Earth, both in a symbolist style with the light and mastery that characterised the painter.

Enjoy the museums of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with Dunas Hotels & Resorts

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy culture, history, and science with the best museums on the island. Don't hesitate to stay in the hotels that we have for you: Suites & Villas by Dunas, Don Gregory by Dunas, Maspalomas Resort by Dunas or Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas.