On the mountain of Guanapay, near La Villa de Teguise, rises the Castle of Santa Barbara, or Guanapay, built in the C16 as a watchtower.
The castle was built by Sancho de Herrera in the C16, and suffered attacks from pirates and Corsairs. In 1586, the siege mounted by the pirate, Morato Arraez, caused such damages that King Philip II charged the engineer, Torriani, with its reconstruction. From 1596, the castle has maintained the same structure.
Today has been turned into a museum dedicated to the emigration from the Canary Islands to America. In its seven galleries, one can contemplate the objects that the islanders carried on their long journey to a world that they imagined full of opportunities, the American continent.