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La Luz castle – Fundación de Arte y Pensamiento Martín Chirino

  • La Luz castle – Fundación de Arte y Pensamiento Martín Chirino

    La Luz castle – Fundación de Arte y Pensamiento Martín Chirino

  

Category

Castle

Date

16th century

Style

Renaissance
Calle Juan Rejón, s/n.
35007 Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Gran Canaria

Telephone+34 928463162

E-mailinfo@fundacionmartinchirino.org

Websitehttp://www.fundacionmartinchirino.org/

This is the location of the foundation dedicated to the Canary Islands sculptor Martín Chirino, and contains 25 of his works.

It was built as the result of the fight against piracy, and is considered the oldest fortress on the island. It was originally built on the shores of the sea, however due to the fact that the land has been artificially reclaimed, it now stands a little inland. It is located in the north of the island beside the port, and was used as a defence during the 16th century to protect the city against attack by English and Dutch pirates, hence its former name: the Fortress of La Luz.

The building now houses a museum specialising in conservation, research, documentation, and dissemination of the history of the Canary Islands. The Martín Chirino Foundation is also a centre for debate, exhibitions, education and documentation relating to the Canarian artist Martín Chirino.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €4

Reduced: €2

Children: Free admission

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

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Sep 1, 2022 to Sep 18, 2022

Festival

Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las
TEMUDAS FEST. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Theatre, Music and Dance Festival

Womad

To be confirmed 2020

Festival

Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las
WOMAD Festival in Gran Canaria

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Pending confirmation 2012.

Festival

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las
Canary Islands Music Festival

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To be confirmed

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las
Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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