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Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario

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Gral de Las Puntas s/n, 38911 Frontera, El Hierro, Spain
+34 922 55 50 56
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Interesting visit

I visited the Lagartario on a very windy day on which I couldn't go cycling, the place was half... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
prIZen
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Oslo, Norway
A step into the past

These reproductions of old bimbache houses, the name given to the original inhabitants of El Hierro... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Artannie
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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  • Average17%
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“giant lizards” (8 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“old village” (2 reviews)
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Gral de Las Puntas s/n, 38911 Frontera, El Hierro, Spain
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+34 922 55 50 56
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"passport"
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"german"
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"dwellings"
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"tunnel"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Lagartario on a very windy day on which I couldn't go cycling, the place was half closed due to the safety conditions inside the park, but I could visit the animals cages and listen to the guide telling all about this lizard...More

1  Thank prIZen
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

These reproductions of old bimbache houses, the name given to the original inhabitants of El Hierro are designed to show everyday life here , one century apart. There is an underground cavern and a tour lasting approximately. 1 hour that is very interestingly. The tour...More

Thank Artannie
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place, my favourite place to go with the El Hierro passport so far. The El Hierro passport was 17 euros but gives you access to several museums and centres across the island including the Garoe tree, volcanology centre, El Julian and Guinea as well...More

Thank TravelBug47648
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Visited this museum but only had time to see the village. A very interesting well setup village depicting past life -quite frightenening when I realised how people were still living in these houses and conditions after I was born in the early 40's. Earlier Living...More

Thank Pauline C
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lagartario museum. The language barrier was a little difficult as the tour around the lava tunnel and the Giant lizards was given only in Spanish. A leaflet in English was given out but did not contain as much...More

1  Thank Lemonhead2678
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed the experience of seeing how people used to live and seeing the Lizards and the underground lava tunnels. Only thing that was disappointing was that the guide even though he spoke English. Only gave the information in Spanish and handed us some leaflets in...More

Thank pattyl1951
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great experience, walking through a settlement of different dwellings and getting a great feeling of how life might have been lived

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Definitely a must from the underground Lava bubbles to the indigenous population houses of old to the lizard hatchery. Make sure you confirm guide tour times beforehand and use your Hierro Passport, Well worth the cost and saves substantially on the individual cost of all...More

1  Thank Delli2005
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I wanted to visit the Lagartario and I bought a combined ticket for the Lagartario and the Ecomuseum which costed 9,90 euros. It is a fascinating place. The Ecomuseum is in fact a hamlet of the Bimbaches (the original population of El Hierro), which has...More

Thank BelgianWanderer
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

This site contains about twenty small buildings covering life on the island in the 16th to 20th centuries. Some are ruins, some fully furnished. Almost all are tiny, lacking in windows and very basic and rudimentary. The museum provides the best insight into life on...More

1  Thank AGL999
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