Museum of Emigration

  
Santa Barbara CastleTeguise, ancient capital of the island, has proudly conserved this beautiful 16th Century castle which was constructed by Sancho de Herrera. Its walls of extraordinary thickness and sturdy square towers protect the castle that overlooks the Villa de Teguise.

The 17th Century saw a major expansion designed by Leonardo Torriani, the architect who strengthened its fortifications, since the history of Santa Barbara was marked by successive invasions by pirates and corsairs. In 1991, the old fort was converted into an emotionally moving museum which deals in detail with the Canary emigration to the Americas. This exemplary ethnographic collection is well worth a visit, and may be the first museum of its kind.

Opening Hours:
Summer - 10:00 - 16:00 Daily
Winter - 10:00 - 17:00 Daily

  
Santa Barbara Castle
Santa Barbara Castle
Santa Barbara Castle
Santa Barbara Castle

 
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