Cabildo de Tenerife


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If you are retired or over 65 with a disability , you can take advantage of the Holidaying on My Island program, organised by the Cabildo of Tenerife, the Provincial Association of Travel Agencies of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (APAV) and the Hotel and Accommodation Association of Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and El Hierro (ASHOTEL). Up until the 11th of November 2013, you are afforded the possibility of enjoying leisure activities in the most idyllic areas of the island, in the highest quality hotels and apartments at prices that have been specially adapted for you.

What does it offer you?

  • Healthy and alternative leisure activities and entertainment for retirees on the Island of Tenerife.
  • Those within the target group become aware of the hotel offer on the island.
  • It allows the elderly, who have had few opportunities for leisure over the course of their lives, to become acquainted with the Island of Tenerife and its main tourist destinations.
  • Increasing awareness of the importance of tourism as an economic activity amongst the local population on the island is essential for our future.

Who it is aimed at

  • Retirees resident on Tenerife or, where applicable, individuals authorised by the Cabildo of Tenerife.
  • Individuals over the age of 65 with a disability who are autonomous or travelling with a companion.


Notwithstanding the fact that other bodies may become parties to the existing Agreement, the establishments and companies participating in this program are as follows:

  • 3 and 4-star hotels and apartments on the Island of Tenerife that are members of ASHOTEL.
  • Tour operators and travel agencies that are members of APAV.
  • Consult the list of establishments and agencies in the adjoined document.


Prices and conditions

The final prices offered to the target public are as follows:

  • 3-star establishments: €28 per person per day, full board. (IGIC not included).
  • 4-star establishments: €35 per person per day, full board. (IGIC not included).
  • Beverages, with the exception of water, are not included in the prices provided above.
  • The standard package entails a minimum stay of 3 nights, full board (excluding beverages), in any of the establishments participating in the program.



Telephone: 922 228 908.

Associated documents

The Theatre Schools are educational and cultural centres with theatre courses for children, young people and adults. The schools aim to promote quality standards in amateur arts and contribute to the local community's cultural development. The schools also prepare students with special talents and aptitude for access to higher education in Dramatic Art.

In the Theatre Schools, in addition to trying to satisfy the students' expectations of personal and social fulfilment, we help them to discover the different trades that are generated within the world of entertainment: actors, directors, image and sound technicians, scenographers, scriptwriters, broadcasters and directors in radio, cinema and television; important elements within the leisure activities that are increasingly demanded.

The schools offer two hours of classes per week for groups up to 20 students. Teaching includes Corporal Expression, Oral Expression and the History of Theatre, Interpretation and Performing Arts.

At the Schools you will learn to love the theatre.

For further information

You can obtain further information by calling your local town hall, or visiting the web site of Tenerife Artes Escénicas.

In the 1950s the Council of Tenerife established the Museum of Natural Sciences and Tenerife Archaeological Museum, which both went on to rank among the most popular attractions for the island’s residents

The museums were combined, along with the Canary Islands Institute of Bio-Anthropology, to form the Museum of Nature and Humankind (Museo de la Naturaleza y Arqueología)This Museum enables residents and visitors from overseas alike to enjoy the discoveries, collections and knowledge accumulated through decades of scientific research and activity.

General Entry

  • Permanent collection: 5 euros
  • Residents: 3 euros.

Bonus and/or free tickets depending on the group

  • Students
  • Retirees and over 64 years of age
  • Large family
  • Groups of more than 8 visitors
  • School groups
  • Teachers and guides accompanying groups

Visitor Services

  • Volunteer guides, who are also professionals in the fields of Archaeology and Natural Sciences, can be booked in advance for guided tours of the Museum.
  • Translations of each subject area into different languages (English, German and French).
  • Classrooms (two on each floor) with work activities for different ages in Spanish and English relating to the items on show in the Museum.
  • Educational workshops aimed at school groups and other visitors.
  • Photography and videoing is permitted as long as it is not for commercial purposes and flash or tripods are not used.
  • The Museum complies with the accessibility regulations concerning physically disabled visitors.

Additional Facilities

  • Library and Document Centre.
  • Multi-use rooms for conferences, talks, workshops, etc. Capacity: 45 people.
  • Café-restaurant.

Location and Transport Links

  • The Museum is located in the centre of Santa Cruz, just a few minutes on foot from Plaza de España and the Central Bus Station (Estación Central de Guaguas).
  • Holders of the TITSA Bonobús transport card are entitled to 50% off the Museum entry fee (cannot be combined with other discounts).
  • The closest underground car parks are in Plaza de España, Nuestra Señora de África market and Calle Ramón y Cajal.
  • The Fundación tram stop (Line 1) is located very close to the Museum and provides direct links with Santa Cruz and La Laguna.

Advance Bookings, Contact and Information

Address: Calle Fuente Morales, sin número, antiguo Hospital Civil, 38003, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Find it on Google Maps
Telephone: 922 535 816

Education Department

Telephone: : 922 535 128
Fax922 294 345

Library and Document Centre

Telephone: 922 535 816
Fax: 922 294 346


Independent Board of Museums and Centres (OAMC)

In 1990 the Council of Tenerife created the Independent Board of Museums and Centres (Organismo Autónomo de Museos y Centros, OAMC). It has the same structure as an independent local-government body and is a legal entity in its own right; it has the legal capacity to act independently and undertake its own projects for the purposes of ensuring the successful development of museum policies.

The OAMC’s objectives include the study, cataloguing, protection and preservation of Tenerife’s cultural heritage and, by association, that of the Macaronesia region and other related geographical areas. Other objectives include promoting and raising the profile of culture, science and education.

The museums governed by the OAMC are:

  • Museum of Nature and Humankind (MNH), which itself is made up of:
    • Tenerife Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Tenerife Archaeological Museum
    • Canary Islands Institute of Bio-Anthropology
  • Museum of Science and Space (MCC)(MCC)
  • Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (MHAT)
    • Casa Lercaro centre
    • Casa de Carta centre
    • Document Centre for the Canary Islands and the Americas


The general role of the OAMC is to exercise the legal authority granted to it by the Council of Tenerife in matters concerning museums.

This authority includes the provision of museum services to the public; research; promotion and preservation of its resources and collections; educational activities related to the protection of cultural and natural heritage; and the teaching and promotion of human knowledge.

To this end, the museums and centres governed by the OAMC gather, organise, document, investigate, promote, exhibit and preserve collections of artefacts that have historical, artistic, scientific, technical or any other kind of cultural value, for the purposes of study, education and contemplation.


To fulfil its objectives, the OAMC has been granted the following powers:

  • To organise its services and dependants within the framework of current legislation and the Regulations on Organisation and Operation.
  • To hire the staff required for exercising its functions.
  • o sign public or private agreements and contracts relating to the acquisition and administration of fixed or moveable assets.
  • To draw up collaboration agreements with public or private institutions at local, national and international level for the purposes of exchanging scientific information and materials that are related to the OAMC’s objectives.
  • To seek and accept subsidies, grants and other aid from other public administrations and companies, national and international institutions, and private entities.
  • To accept bequests, legacies and donations within the terms established by the general legislation for public administrations and specific legislation for local entities.
  • To prepare, preserve and administrate its assets.
  • To enter into binding contracts.
  • To promote and exhibit any of its assets (including those that fall under its ownership and those ceded to it by the public administration) for the purposes of study, education and contemplation.
  • To enter into any kind of legal or administrative action and to participate in, desist from or accept the decision of any process in which it may be involved, in accordance with general and local legislation.

Objectives and Activities

The OAMC exercises its powers for the following ends:

  • To make available, study, analyse, protect, catalogue, enhance, restore, preserve and exhibit items that are part of the anthropological, archaeological, artistic, bio-anthropological, biological, bibliographic, scientific-documentary, cinematographic, ethnographic, ethnological, phonographic, photographic, historical, mineralogical, paleontological, technical or any other kind of heritage that is of universal scientific or cultural interest or of special interest to the Canary Islands archipelago, specifically Tenerife, the Macaronesia region and other related geographical areas.
  • To encourage an awareness of traditional and popular culture and of contemporary creative capabilities, in addition to an awareness of the natural environment and biodiversity.
  • To promote and raise the profile of education and culture in the fields of the humanities and science.
  • To provide advice regarding the cultural and natural heritage of Tenerife, in accordance with the pertinent legislation.
  • To provide scientific, technical and expert advice in the areas of activity related to museums and other centres.
  • To promote, coordinate and protect the institutional development achieved through the efforts of the Council of Tenerife.

Contact and Information

  • Independent Board of Museums and Centres
  • Adress: Calle Fuente Morales, sin número, 38003. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Website:

The Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (Museo de Historia y Antropología de Tenerife, MHAT) boasts superb resources, collections, exhibitions and activities that give visitors a rich and detailed insight into the history and culture of the island of Tenerife.

The Museum has two sites in La Laguna: one in Casa Lercaro in the centre of the municipality, and another in Casa de Carta in Valle de Guerra. They offer a wide variety of collections, exhibitions and cultural, educational and other activities.

General Entry

Permanent collection: €3

Discounted Entry

  • All visitors to the permanent collection who pay using the Bono Vía transport card: €1.50
  • Students: €1.50
  • Pensioners and visitors over 64: €1.50
  • Visitors entitled to a “large family” discount: €1.80
  • Groups of 8 or more visitors: €1.80

Free Entry

  • All visitors to the permanent collection: every Sunday
  • School Groups from the Canary Islands Autonomous Region
  • Children under 8
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Teachers and guides accompanied by groups or carrying out prospective visits

Visitor Services

  • Translation of the exhibition texts into different languages (English, German, French and Italian)
  • Educational workshops aimed at school groups and other visitors
  • Photography and videoing is permitted as long as it is not for commercial purposes and flash or tripods are not used

Advance Bookings, Contact and Information

  • Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (Casa de Carta)
  • Address: Calle El Vino, 44, 38270, Valle de Guerra, La Laguna
  • Find it on Google Maps
  • Telephone: 922 546 300/08
  • Fax: 922 544 498
  • Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (Casa Lercaro)
  • Address: Calle San Agustín, 20 y 22, 38201, La Laguna
  • Find it on Google Maps
  • Telephone: Information: 922 825 949/43
  • Fax: 922 630 013
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays and on 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 and 6 January
  • Website:
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