Museum of piracy
It is located in the Castle of Santa Barbara, Guanapay Volcano, in the town of Teguise.
Canary history is marked by the pressure of piracy, even before this Archipelago was named Afortunado (Lucky). Land was not yet attached to the Spanish monarchy and robberies were frequent and of its inhabitants, the Aborigines, to be used in the service of European courtiers.
The pirates were more evident after the Conquest, since the region became an unprotected area that was formulated as part of the Spanish Empire. Also since Columbus chose the Canary Islands as a port of call for ships that made the American path, the surrounding waters were infested with pirates who prowled driven by greed, waiting for the Indian fleet that was laden with benefits from the operation of the New World.
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-4.00p.m
Sunday and bankholidays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
tel. 686 470 376