Casa de los Coroneles

Museum in La Oliva

This 18th-century building has been beautifully restored, retaining its traditional central patio and wooden galleries. The ground floor now houses temporary exhibitions of world-class modern art, while upstairs you'll find exhibits on the history of the building. Don’t miss the simple chapel with its original tiled floor. Adjacent to the casa, the perfect cone of the volcano is an example of nature’s own art.

The House of the Colonels has an interesting history. Beginning in the early 1700s, the officers who presided here virtually controlled the island. Amassing power and wealth, they so exploited the peasant class that, in 1834, Madrid – faced with repeated bloody mutinies on the island – disbanded the militia.