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Arrecife history museum

The Museo de Historia de Arrecife is a history museum primarily based in a fort on the waterfront of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

The Castillo San Gabriel – San Gabriel fortress can be found on the waterfront of Arrecife. The castle was once established in 1593 when a rectangular shaped fortress used to be constructed over 5 years to create a defence in opposition to pirates. The outer walls, stairs, guardhouse, ammunition store, underground reservoir, dungeon and sentry boxes were brought between 1666 and 1667. The castle was still insufficient to proper shield the island from buccaneers, so the San Jose fortress over searching Puetro Naos used to be developed and Las Bolas bridge added all through 1771 and 1779.

It’s top to see this citadel and the history museum open to the public again, it’s an interesting vicinity to have a wander around and gives a lovely panaromic view of Arrecife’s waterfront from the roof. The indoors has a permanent exhibition on display, sadly there’s a lot of actually fascinating information, however it is only available in Spanish.

There had been lots of overseas traffic exploring the fortress on the day we visited, the majority couldn’t recognize the historic records which was once a shame and due to the limited space, it wouldn’t be possible to add other languages in the future, perhaps an audio guide may want to be produced to completely respect the tinformation contained inside.

The records exhibition has been divided up into sections, which include maritime, army and heritage.

The Arrecife History Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday. 

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