This fortress built between 1776 and 1779 by King Carlos III, is the Contemporary Art International Museum. César Manrique, dazzled by the historic value of the building, realized that the structure should be documented as a historical monument, however the space was exploited for the collection of modern works that Manrique himself provided, both from his job as other contemporary artists.
The museum opened in 1975 to “promote, collect and exhibit the most significant works of modern artistic creation” with names of artists such as Alechins, Bacon, Botero, Damaso Dominguez, Francis, Leparc, Manrique, Millares, Miró, Picasso, Rompó, Tapies and both peers and Manuel Luis Feito Manpaso, who had founded along with César Manrique in 1954 the Clan Gallery in Madrid.
Saint Joseph’s castle located in the port of Naos was a population center, core of the port activity and key point for the defense of attacks. The structure of the castle looks almost original, with relative new outbuildings that are part of the most notable change.
Estimated visit time: 45 min to 1 hour Price: Adults: 4 euros. Children: 2 euros (7 to 12) Canary Resident: Adult: 3.20 euros / Children: 1,60 euros. Schedule: Museum: 10:00 – 20: 00h Café / Bar: 10:00 – 20: 00h (Monday to Sunday) Restaurant: 12:00 – 16: 00h (Tuesday to Saturday) Drinks / Bar: 21:30 – 01: 00h (Friday and Saturday)