HISTORICAL MILITARY MUSEUM
FREE ADMISSION FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
Bus stop nº4
The Historical Military Museum of the Canary Islands is the organism in charge of the exhibition and diffusion of the Military History of this Archipelago.
Located in the emblematic district of Toscal, the Fort of Almeyda, the last fortress of the 19th century, owes its origin to the defeat suffered by Vice Admiral Nelson when trying to subdue the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
After many ups and downs at the beginning of construction, and during the course of it, at the end of the 19th century the cancellation of the project was decided, giving use to what was already built as the head of the Coast Artillery Regiment.
In 1988 it began its journey as a Regional Military Museum, evolving to the current Historical Military Museum of the Canary Islands. Its elements are exposed in three areas of the fortress; the interior, in the exterior patios and in the wall. Inside the building, we find its central patio presided over by the historic Hercules Canyon, called the "most beautiful canyon in the world" to which flanks, in the colonnade of the fort, various cannons. Following on this ground floor, we can find several thematic rooms that expose from the best collection of Banners of Militias to a large collection of weapons, including firearms and various materials. An old stone staircase gives us access to the upper floor where a historical route is exposed. We begin by the integration of the Canary Islands to the Crown of Castile to end in the conflict of A.O.E. Without forgetting the Gesta of July 25, 1797, main reason for the exhibition and axis of it.
Our tour continues through the gardens where we will find heavy materials, artillery, vehicles, helicopters, etc. And without solution of continuity, the only exterior wall in the Canary Islands and the last architectural element recovered for the Museum. In its interior a series of materials is exposed. We will then go to the top floor of the wall, the Artillero Walk; where a series of Artillery pieces are exposed both Antiaircraft and campaign. From its viewpoint one of the best views over the sea of Santa Cruz de Tenerife can be observed.
C/ San Isidro nº 2
Establecimiento de Almeyda
38001 - Sta. Cruz de Tenerife
Tuesday to Friday: from 09:00 to 15:00 h.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00 h
Telephone: 922 298 557 / 922 298 539 / 922 298 554
Others: Disabled access, Parking, Assembly Hall, Cafeteria.