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Mata Castle is the result of the various buildings that have been built around the original defense for more than four centuries, built in the last third of the 16th century.
The first design of the fortress was drawn up by the engineer Juan Alonso Rubián and its construction was completed in 1577, when Diego de Melgarejo was governor. After the first attack suffered by the troops commanded by Van der Does, in 1599, the defense was rebuilt and, subsequently, it has evolved to adapt to the various historical moments. Its military use until 1997 determined its configuration.
The discovery of the original cubelo, during the archaeological intervention commissioned in 2002 by the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was a historic milestone for the city. The Castle of Mata has subsequently been the object of a profound intervention, completed in 2013, at the hands of the architect Ricardo Montesdeoca. In 1949 it was declared Artistic Historical Monument.
SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays and first Sunday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wed 22, Nov a las 17:00
Castillo de Mata