Un conjunto histórico, tres casas señoriales
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Lo que dicen nuestros visitantes
Pero, si se entra al interior de la casa, por 5€, se queda uno boquiabierto. Se visita la planta alta subiendo por una preciosa escalera de caracol de madera con celosías y, desde el balcón interior, a un lado un precioso patio y, al otro, en el interior, las dependencias de la cocina, despensa, dormitorio, salón y biblioteca tal y como debía ser hace más de trescientos años. Una verdadera joya, un pequeño museo etnográfico.
Access is limited to one floor and you only get to walk around a small part of the first balcony. Obviously aware that they need to justify the entrance fee, they have tried hard to add further interest but after you have seen what they are going to let you see of the building itself, everything else feels token and a bit of an afterthought.
Included in the entrance fee is an audioguide (which you can download) but it is delivered in a strangulated english accent which makes it quite hard to listen to for very long without wincing.
On the plus side, there is a free car park opposite which is much appreciated in a town with few parking spaces. Though the gift shop is mostly full of tourist tat, the highlight for us was the collection of Canarian embroidery which Casa de Los Balcones is clearly making considerable efforts to preserve and make available to those that can appreciate the craftmanship and distinguish from the Chinese garbage that most tourists buy thinking it's Canarian. The memory of this beautiful work will live with me long after I have forgotten the museum proper.
The" audio guide" is now accessible through your phone IF you want to spend your data trying to upload each room separately. Wifi wasn't working, so I really could not access the information.
parking is available across the street and down a very steep dirt/rocky road.