La Zafra Museum

Discover the La Zafra Museum in Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria.

La Zafra Museum

Some of the most important aspects from the recent history of the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana are related to the growing and packing of tomato on the lowest region of this municipality. This process is explored and exhibited in the La Zafra Museum.

The La Zafra Museum Complex has more than 4.000 square meters divided into 12 rooms and many buildings.

The first building, the entrance to the rest of them, studies and analyses the growth of tomato. Its different rooms that comprise this space take the visitors on a trip through the introduction of this product in Europe, the creation of the first companies dedicated to this sector, the study of the plant, the production process, packing, transport and exportation of this product. The La Zafra Museum has a specific department whose goal is to study and observe the lifestyles of those involved in the production process, the land tenants and their daily lives.

The second building has a museum space bound to study the importance of the water vital to the development of this area’s plantations. There’s many important aspects and elements related with the water also shown and studied here as the ditches, wells, galleries, ponds, cisterns, tanks to collect, distribute and reuse the water.

The museum has an original 85 meters deep well (provided with all safety measures). This well still has all the remaining machinery and is shows to the visitors its use and properties.
The ethnographic complex has a farm plot that represents different crops grown in this region, from the pre hispanics till nowadays (from rye, sugar cane, ,vines, cactus among others).

Among many other details the museum also holds shows several reproductions of huts, a store, and other, a true reflection of the different tasks involved in this industry as the box production, the classification of the tomatoes, the placement of the tomatoes inside the containers, labeling, etc. Also, you’ll be able to see a small representation of the time’s vehicles, a loading dock and also a small models.

More information:


C/ Isla de la Graciosa, 33 Vecindario, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria.


General: 2.50 €.
Residents in this municipality: 2.00 €.
Retired, disabled and also children between 5 and 16 years old: 1.00 €.
Groups ( 15 or more people): 1.50 €.
Arranged trips from education centres of Santa Lucía: free entrance.


Winter: Mondays: Closed. Tuesdays to Fridays: From 10am till 2pm and from 4pm till 7pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: From 10am till 2pm.
Summer: Mondays: Closed. Tuesdays to Fridays: From 10am till 4pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: From 10am till 1pm.


+34 928 759 706.


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