Insular Museum of Fine Arts and Natural Sciences
The house of friars at the old Convent of St. Francis of Santa Cruz de La Palma is home to the General Archive of La Palma, the Insular Library José Pérez Vidal and the Insular Museum of Fine Arts and Natural Sciences, supervised by Cabildo of La Palma. The section of Fine Arts consists of the founding fund, the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Cruz de La Palma, created in 1915 with the collection donated to the effect by Senator palmero Pedro Poggio Álvarez, amateur painter and first director general of Bellas Arts of Spain. It also has other funds acquired by the Cabildo Insular. Among the local authors are the realist Manuel González Méndez, trained both in Madrid and in Paris, the academic painter Gregorio Toledo and the avant-garde Carmen Arozena (whose name has been dedicated by Insular institution an international engraving prize) and, among the outsiders, the Berlin expressionist Bruno Brandt. The Natural Sciences Fund, originally made to house the Museum of Natural History of the Royal Society La Cosmológica, has been enriched with new minerals and zoological units, the latter thanks to the work of the taxidermist brothers Arrocha.
Location: 3, San Francisco, Square
Winter: Monday to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 20:00 am. Sundays from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm.
Summer: Monday to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 19:30 pm.
Phone number: +34 922423100 (Ext. 2523)