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Museo de la Ciudad y el Mar Castillo de MataMuseo de la Ciudad y el Mar Castillo de Mata

Museo de la Ciudad y el Mar Castillo de Mata

info@castillodemata.es
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Telephone: 0034 608 202 147
Address: c/ Domingo Guerra del Río (Carretera de Mata)
Post Code: 35014
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
   
Museo de la Ciudad y el Mar Castillo de Mata
 
 

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Description

The Ciudad y el Mar - Castillo de Mata Museum

The Ciudad y el Mar, Castillo de Mata Museum was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1949, and is one of the last few remnants of the defence system of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from 16th century. It is located next to the Government building at the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, in the district of Triana. It used to be part of the city?s defensive walls and played a key role in seeing off the attacks by pirates Van der Does and Drake.

It name may derive from its acasamatada structure, referring to its fortified walls. It has recently been restored and is now to be turned into a cultural site in the city.

The museum centre is divided up into four exhibition halls and a vault, and narrates the history of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the 15th century through to the present day, and centres on two main axis, the history of the Castle, and the archaeology and history of the city?s links with the sea.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 hours
Saturdays from 11:00 to 14:00 hours

Visit by appointment
Telephone: (+34) 608 202 147
E-mail:info@castillodemata.es


Permanent Exhibitions:
- The look of the sailors
- The birth of the city
- The city in the 19th century
- The present day city
- The castle defences and vault

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