Museo La Zafra

Museo La Zafra, Vecindario: Hours, Address, Museo La Zafra Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo La Zafra
4.5
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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4.5
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Guinea Girl
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Brilliantly designed museum about far more than tomatoes
Mar 2020
We spent a long time in this excellent museum, having been welcomed in by the staff who saw us looking for the entrance. The information boards were very clear, in Spanish and English. Each area of the building had a different theme, e.g. the history of agriculture in Gran Canaria, the growing, packing and transportation of crops, working conditions etc. We were especially interested to learn how the island gets its water in near drought conditions. We loved how the original factory equipment had been laid out so that it felt as if we were really immersed in the story. Some of the artefacts, such as the crates, had been used to display the information. The designer deserves an award. We also liked seeing the crop plants growing. We even saw the cochineal beetles on the cacti. By the end, we understood a lot more about the landscape we had visited in the mountains before we came down to the south coast. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the island in a unique way. Thank you to the friendly staff.
Written 18 March 2020
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Marjo K
Vecindario, Spain10 contributions
It was very interesting to visit the Tomato Museum. A big part of Canarian history
Mar 2020
It was little bit hard to find. There was no crowd and the cover charge was cheap, especially for pensioners
Nice visit
Written 14 March 2020
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James G
St. Neots, UK67 contributions
Surprisingly good
Nov 2018 • Solo
I only visited because I received a free admission ticket in my goody bag for the local road race, but it turned out to be well worth an hour or so to learn about this fascinating aspect of the island's history. It helps that nearly all the display boards are in English as well as Spanish, and these were very informative. Do you know how the large financial district in London's docklands got its name? (a clue, it's after the wharf which was named after the islands from which fruit was imported in the early 20th century). As well as the history of tomato growing in this area of Gran Canaria, there is an interesting section discussing the challenge of providing fresh water for the crop on this arid island.
Written 11 December 2018
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benis
HK10 contributions
Agricultural history of Gran Canaria
Oct 2016 • Solo
For 2.5 EUR, it was a well designed museum with plenty to see. I guess I expected more than purely the perspective of agriculture, but maybe I should have checked what it was about before going there?
Written 28 October 2016
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Museo La Zafra is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM