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Museo de Historia y Antropologia de Tenerife (Casa Lercaro)

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Museum that depicts the daily life of local canary folks

The museum is located in a really beautiful mansion. It portraits the history of canary islands and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Alexandre J
Lisbon, Portugal
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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 8 May 2018
Kevin W
Woolavington, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Calle San Agustin 22, 38201 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 82 59 49
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in a really beautiful mansion. It portraits the history of canary islands and tenerife in particular showcasing the lives and crafts of the canary people and the history of the house and its family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandre J
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jin6x
Reviewed 15 January 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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed 14 November 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Rachel0258
Reviewed 11 June 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank davidh384
Reviewed 24 February 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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank H9214CNjanetr
Reviewed 19 January 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Morag G
Reviewed 28 December 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tim M
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