Museum of Nature and Man
The most obvious place to start is the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Museum of Nature and Man) occupying a beautiful neoclassical building in the centre of the capital, Santa Cruz. Opened in 1958, its the main repository for archaeological finds related to the island’s pre-Spanish history. It holds the largest collection of items from the Guanches people – Tenerife’s original inhabitants – with a particular fascinating permanent exhibition of incredibly well-preserved Guanche mummies. Other exhibits explore the island’s rich flora and fauna including fossils of prehistoric animals.
Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife +34 922 53 58 16