Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz
History and museums
The Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico del Puerto de la Cruz) is a small museum, located in the town of Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). It is one of the most important archaeological museums in the Canary Islands. It offers an archival collection comprising more than 2,600 specimens of items from the Guanche culture, and a document collection named after researcher Luis Diego Cuscoy.
It has an enormous collection of Guanche aboriginal pottery, including the remains of several Guanche mummies. It contains two unique pieces on the island, one of which is two limpet shells, a finding of Telesforo Bravo, and an anthropomorphic figure or clay idol known as "Guatimac".