Museo Nestor

 

Museo Nestor in one of the key buildings at “Pueblo Canario”  (Translated as Canarian Village). It is located alongwith the rebuilt Chapel of Santa Catalina.

Museo Nestor is part of a complex with a number of buildings which house a shopping complex and an old style tavern. The building complex has a big open plaza with baroque architectural features which is popularly known as the Neo – Canarian style.

 

Museo Nestor 1

 

This structure was designed by Miguel Nestor and dedicated to tourism in the island. The complex is attached to Hotel Santa Catalina gardens.

The museum was first opened in 1958 provides an insight to the work of an artist who dedicated his life to Canary Islands arts and culture.

The feature that differenciates his artistic works was the use of bright and intense colours.  The museum has a circular room topped with a dome bearing the eight panels of the Poema del Mar (Poem on the sea) It depicts the sea during day, night, high tide and low tide.

There is another painting on the four seasons of the year. On the first floor you can find one unfinished work of the change during the day right from dawn to night.

 

Museo Nestor 2

 

The museum also houses works from other artists such as Enrique Granados. Some of whose paintings are the inspiration of the Perez Galdos theatre of Las Palmas.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 hours to 19:00 hours and on Sundays and holidays from 10:30 to 14:30 hours. On Monday the museum is closed.

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