The Castle of Mata, declared an Artistic-Historical Monument in 1949, is one of the few remains of the defensive system of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the sixteenth century. It is located next to the building of the Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, in the borough of Triana. It was part of the old defensive walls of the city and played an essential role during the pirate raids of Van der Does and Drake.
Its name could come after the casemate shape it shows, a word with means fortified, armored or with walls. It has been recently restored and will become a cultural space of the city.
Entrance to the premises will be on Domingo Guerra del Río street, except for groups who will enter through the access ramp at Carretera de Mata.
Address: Domingo Guerra del Río, s/n
35014 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
NOTICE: Castle of Mata will be closed during January and February of 2019 due to refurbishing works.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: from 10:00 to 13:00
Thursdays: from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00
Fridays: from 10:00 to 13:00
Saturdays: from 11:00 to 14:00