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Museo de Historia y Antropologia de Tenerife (Casa Lercaro)

Calle San Agustin 22, 38201 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 82 59 49
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Excellent value with free commentary in English

A fascinating museum about the development of the Island. We were greeted warmly and politely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin W
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Woolavington, United Kingdom
Insight into the Island’s History

This museum is a collection of artifacts describing the colonizing of the island by the Spaniards... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Jin6x
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UK
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This Museum´s permanent exhibition, in Casa Lercaro, is a journey through the history of the island, with the emphasis placed on the main economic and social milestones of the last few centuries. Inconclusive and provisional, as any representation of history inevitably has to be, this exhibition is, however, a synthetic approach to the social and cultural dimensions of the island’s past and of how it fits into the dynamics of the history of European expansion.
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Calle San Agustin 22, 38201 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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+34 922 82 59 49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating museum about the development of the Island. We were greeted warmly and politely offered concessions (my wife qualifies). Our attention was drawn to the free commentary on a smartphone and this was great, as it drew our attention to enough salient artefacts for...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a collection of artifacts describing the colonizing of the island by the Spaniards and how the economy was grown over the last 500 years. If you are retired there is a discount for seniors.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

You get more out of your visit here if you have a smart phone/ipad with internet access and download the museum guide, so that as you go around you are told the significance of the exhibits otherwise all the signage is only in Spanish. Lots...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

We had hoped the museum would give a vision into life in that house when it was first built & how it was used. If rooms had been recreated in the period it have been helpful & given a greater insight , but the restoration...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum. Gives you a lot of the history of Tenerife but was surprised there was nothing much there regarding conquests and invasions i.e. Nelson's failed invasion. It is rather small but has interesting displays all round. Not mind boggling stuff but more in the...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We were interested in the history of tenerife and tought the museum would be a nice place to find out how it became what it now is. There are audioguides in several languages. (On your mobile with wifi) but the written information was only in...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

We enjoyed looking at the exhibits. The staff were very friendly & proudly showed off two restored carriages. However, this is not an interactive museum, so as long as you like reading about the exhibits, but not touching, you'll be fine. I did love being...More

Thank Janet R
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting small museum. The iPhone commentary adds to this. The 2 young women in reception were exceptional in their help and information. Real ambassadors for the museum and for Tenerife.

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Need to speak Spanish to fully appreciate it. If you use the audio guide on your iPhone then take care. The position in the museum on not accurate and if you accidentally touch the screen it means you have to start again. The...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

So interesting place! You learn a lot of things about humans and history. I definately reccomend this place for families and people who care about humans!

Thank Chrstina M
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