Located in the 16th century, Franciscan convent, the first impression of this museum’s interior is its severe and austere cloister, planted with orange trees (which are a reminder of the original courtyard of orange trees). The modern trees were planted by monarchs and heads of state various European countries gathered on La Palma for the inauguration of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Roque de los Muchachos in 1985. In 1983 the Cosmological Society donated part of its collections which are exhibited in this museum along with:
– FINE ARTS. The collection includes some 16th century Flemish paintings, but mostly consists of 19th century painting from the Museum of Modern Art in Madrid, together with some works from the 20th century. It has examples of work by nationally-known artists including Fortuny and Sorolla.
– NATURAL SCIENCES: Collections of minerals, fish, mammals, reptiles, birds and molluscs from the Canaries and elsewhere.
– EHNOGRAPHY: Examples and collections of our traditional agriculture, livestock and handicraft (embroidery, silk, weaving and pottery).
- Plaza de S.Francisco, 3
- Santa Cruz de la Palma
- Opening hours:
- From Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00. Holidays closed
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