Museo Insular

Top choice in Santa Cruz de la Palma

This excellent museum is housed in a former 16th-century monastery with diverse exhibits ranging from Guanche skulls to cupboards of sad stuffed birds, pickled reptiles and an impressive shell and coral collection. There are also galleries dedicated to 20th-century Spanish paintings, as well as contemporary art.

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