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Cuvier's Beaked Whale Skeleton

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Close to the cruise ship

Google maps shows an incorrect location for this exhibit, which is one of about 6 dotted around the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada

Sad story. Eerily beautiful memory of a gorgeous mammal. Really draws you in. And right next to... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Leigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove hear when exploring there was old forts a bit of history hear and amazing views well worth a drive

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Google maps shows an incorrect location for this exhibit, which is one of about 6 dotted around the island. It has a small information board next to it. Once we knew where it was it was actually possible to see it from the deck of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Sad story. Eerily beautiful memory of a gorgeous mammal. Really draws you in. And right next to the fort so easy to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Well presented, and interesting placement for this skeleton, the view of the beach here is stunning, and close to the very useful small hardware shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Since our last visit to Fuerteventura they have put up quite a few of these skeletons around the island. They are all in dramatic places with nice easy walks. Information boards give you lots of interesting facts about whales found in this area. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of a number of whale skeletons on Fuerteventura that you can view for free, each has a bit of information on the whale and how it came to be exhibited. Great to get an idea of size - visit the one at the salt...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank amgmw
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Unusual decoration but it fits well with the landscape overlooking the beaches. The whole area is lovely with plenty opportunity for walking.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TravelScot94
Reviewed 2 March 2018

On our bus tour of the island , we stopped at the Salt Museum where we saw this beautiful exhibition of a whale skeleton right beside the sea . Our guide told us that there were many spread over different spots on the island !

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I hadn't realised that some whales have real teeth. This skeleton is really interesting, and it portrays a whale that we know very little about. Good view of the beaches from here too.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank stevepmorris
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The skeleton of this Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) or Zifio de Cuvier in Spanish forms part of a great free-for-all open-air museum initiative by the Fuerteventura Local Government (Cabildo de Fuerteventura) that aims to exhibit unique whale skeleton all over the island on the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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