HOUSE OF CUSTOMS OF TENERIFE
Located on Calle Las Lonjas in Puerto de la Cruz, Casa de la Aduana is one of the most important and historical spaces of this city in the north of Tenerife.
Since its construction, approximately in 1620, there are many uses that have been given to this house. Its original mission was to manage and monitor compliance with legal traffic regulations, while occupying the most exciting moments of local history and keeping its walls numerous secrets of which only a part is known.
After its acquisition and restoration by the Cabildo de Tenerife in 1999, the Casa de la Aduana carries out an intense work to conserve the patrimony and promote the culture.
Contemporary Art Museum
Eduardo Westerdahl (MACEW).
It houses the Eduardo Westerdahl Museum of Contemporary Art (MACEW). It was reopened in June 2007, located in the Royal House of the Royal Customs of Puerto de la Cruz. This museum, launched since 1953 by the artistic critic of the one who gives its name to the museum, was a pioneering initiative in the history of Spanish contemporary art. For his achievement, Eduardo Westerdahl had the remarkable support of his wife, Maud Bonneaud, the painter Óscar Domínguez and the Swiss architect Alberto Sartoris. Today represents a unique opportunity to know the art of the twentieth century in the Canary Islands, since it has, among others, works by the aforementioned Óscar Domínguez, as well as César Manrique, Manolo Millares, Juan Ismael, Lola Massieu and Pedro González. It also has works by prestigious non-island painters such as Wolfgang Paalen, Angel Ferrant, Luc Peire or Eduardo Úrculo, to name but a few.
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Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday from 10 to 14 and from 5 to 7.30.