The Betancuria Archeological Museum is a journey into the island’s past, to the pre-Hispanic era, before the Castillian conquest of the Canary Islands. We will travel to an era before the 15th century, where the people known as Mahos inhabited the island.
Inside the museum, there are information panels, illustrations, and models that trace a historical journey through pre-Hispanic Fuerteventura, emphasising the everyday life of the indigenous peoples, their beliefs, and their traditions.
Remains of ceramics, tools, and equipment made from bone surviving from those times serve as living proof of another era. They are shown to the public in different exhibitions and help us understand everything from how they fished to their grazing techniques, or how they managed to get water on an island where it was so scarce.
The Museum doesn’t overlook the Norman conquest in the 15th century, led by Jean de Béthencourt, who made Betancuria the first European enclave in Fuerteventura.
Hours and prices
The Betancuria Archeological Museum opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.