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Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario

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Well worth visiting

Not many English visit the island and not many speak English either, but we were made very welcome... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Mark W
Hertfordshire, England
Fascinating well worth a visit to go back in time

Visited this museum but only had time to see the village. A very interesting well setup village... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Pauline C
York, United Kingdom
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Gral de Las Puntas s/n, 38911 Frontera, El Hierro, Spain
+34 922 55 50 56
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a very interesting three pronged tour. Prong #1. A volcanic tube. Interesting, but not over-long explanation, in Spanish, about how it was created and subsequently discovered (by someone falling into it). Bimbaches, original inhabitants of El Hierro before the conquistadors, probably lived in...More

1  Thank Idler
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not many English visit the island and not many speak English either, but we were made very welcome. Our 1st guide for the 'village' took the time to explain what she could to us in English and was fascinating. Our 2nd guide into the lava...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I visited the Lagartario on a very windy day on which I couldn't go cycling, the place was half closed due to the safety conditions inside the park, but I could visit the animals cages and listen to the guide telling all about this lizard...More

2  Thank prIZen
Reviewed 6 April 2018

These reproductions of old bimbache houses, the name given to the original inhabitants of El Hierro are designed to show everyday life here , one century apart. There is an underground cavern and a tour lasting approximately. 1 hour that is very interestingly. The tour...More

Thank Artannie
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place, my favourite place to go with the El Hierro passport so far. The El Hierro passport was 17 euros but gives you access to several museums and centres across the island including the Garoe tree, volcanology centre, El Julian and Guinea as well...More

1  Thank TravelBug47648
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Visited this museum but only had time to see the village. A very interesting well setup village depicting past life -quite frightenening when I realised how people were still living in these houses and conditions after I was born in the early 40's. Earlier Living...More

Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lagartario museum. The language barrier was a little difficult as the tour around the lava tunnel and the Giant lizards was given only in Spanish. A leaflet in English was given out but did not contain as much...More

1  Thank Lemonhead2678
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed the experience of seeing how people used to live and seeing the Lizards and the underground lava tunnels. Only thing that was disappointing was that the guide even though he spoke English. Only gave the information in Spanish and handed us some leaflets in...More

Thank pattyl1951
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great experience, walking through a settlement of different dwellings and getting a great feeling of how life might have been lived

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Definitely a must from the underground Lava bubbles to the indigenous population houses of old to the lizard hatchery. Make sure you confirm guide tour times beforehand and use your Hierro Passport, Well worth the cost and saves substantially on the individual cost of all...More

1  Thank Delli2005
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