While Lanzarote’s castles offer a glance into its history, the Museo de la Pirateria in Teguise lets you experience it first-hand. Detailed museum exhibits and info await visitors seeking to learn why the Castillo de Santa Barbara was built and how it protected island residents from pirate attacks.
The museum details Lanzarote’s past in a unique, fun, engaging way for both children and adults. There are a variety of displays and mini-movies that explain the island’s history of piracy, plus a gift shop full of touristy souvenirs.
Need to Know
- If wanting to visit the Teguise Market on Sunday, saving time to visit the castle and museum is worthwhile, especially for those on a budget.
- Museum exhibits are labeled in both English and Spanish.
- The museum content is geared toward children but can be interesting in a quick walkthrough for adults.
- A free, pirate-themed, downloadable children’s activity book from the museum homepage, but the text is only in Spanish.
Entrance fees for admission are just 3 € for adults and 1.80 € for children.
The museum is open daily with varying start hours (9am or 10am) depending on the season.
Summer: 10am-4pm | Winter: 9am-4pm | Sundays/Holidays: 10am-4pm
Address: Castillo de Santa Bárbara, 35530 Teguise