The municipality of Santa Lucía is celebrating ‘International Musem Day’ on Tuesday, May 18 with an Open Day to five different centres and museums; Museo de La Zafra (The Harvest Museum), Centro de Interpretación del Pastoreo (Shepherds Museum), Centro de Interpretación de las Salinas (Coastal Salt Pans), Museo del Gofio y Centro de Interpretación La Fortaleza (site of the last battle of the conquest). All the opening hours are for Tuesday.

La Zafra Museum – The Harvest Museum

Some of the most important aspects of the municipality of Santa Lucía’s recent history, related to the cultivation and packing of tomatoes in the lower area of the municipality, are found in the Museum of La Zafra. The complex has more than 4,000 square meters structured in 12 rooms and two buildings.

Opening hours : 09.00-14.00 and 17.00 – 20.00

Centro de Interpretación del Pastoreo

This ethnographic space is located in Casa Pastores, a population in the lower area of Santa Lucía to which this traditional productive activity gave its name, which even today continues to have a specific weight in the southeastern region of the island of Gran Canaria.

Space with 324 square meters arranged on a single floor, created with the purpose of disseminating, protecting and conserving the ethnological heritage related to pastoral life and especially that of Casa Pastores neighbourhood

Opening hours : 09.00-14.00 and 17.00 – 20.00

Museo del Gofio

In this museum you can learn about the entire procedure of making Gofio, from its origin to its production, going through the elements that made up the manufacturing machinery and discovering the different types of mills in the Canary Islands.

Opening hours : 09.00-14.00 and 17.00 – 20.00

Centro de Interpretación de las Salinas.

This interpretation centre, located in Pozo Izquierdo is all about salt. It’s historical, natural and anthropological aspects as well as the production of it.
Opening hours: 09.00 – 16.00

Centro de Interpretación de La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza is one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. The centre gives you a chance to learn and explore the history of this place.

Opening hours: 10.00-17.00

International Museum Day is an international day held annually on or around 18 May, created by The International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977. To raise awareness among people about the museums and their importance of cultural exchange and development of mutual understanding and cooperation.