Guests of the city should definitely not forget to a miniature castle of Castillo de la Fortaleza. It was built less than half a century ago. Unlike many constructions of its type, the castle was built not for defensive purposes, but for a quirk. Nowadays the castle houses the exhibition of the museum which holds numerous historical and archaeological collections, as well as many valuable works of art, many of which were created more than one hundred years ago. The castle has rooms devoted to ancient weapons, historical artifacts, collections of botanical and prehistoric artifacts. There is even a beautiful art gallery there.
Museo Canario is a no less popular cultural institution that is definitely recommended for visiting. The museum occupies a beautiful modern building. The exposition of Museo Canario is devoted to the history of the Canary Islands. Among the items exhibited here you will see priceless archeological finds of Cro-Magnon period, ancient pottery and vintage jewelry.
A lot of interesting excursion sites are located in the city’s suburbs. Fans of unhurried walks along the picturesque natural sites should not forget to make an excursion to the cave of La Cueva pintada. The inner walls of the cave are decorated with rock paintings. According to scientists, the age of some of the images found here is about two thousand years. The painting is a truly unique finding, since it has fully retained its original color. Besides this, guests are invited to take a fascinating walk through the outskirts of the cave, during which they can fully appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna of Gran Canaria.
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