Tenerife Latin American Craftwork Museum - MAIT

Museum located in Tenerife North

The Tenerife Latin American Craftwork Museum is located in La Orotava, in the former Friary of San Benito Abad, governed by the order of the Dominicans (currently the former Friary of Saint Dominic), from the 17th Century, and which belongs to the Tenerife Island Authority.

In the 18th Century, the Friary became one of the most important in the Province of Tenerife thanks to its beauty (the stone arch at the entrance, the Cloister, the wooden ceilings, the stone stairway) which are the work of the Canarian architect, sculptor and gilder, Antonio de Orbarán.

With the aim of making known Canarian and Latin American craftwork in an immediate and tangible manner, a large permanent exhibition has been created, representative of all the craft traditions from Latin America, both those which are current and those that have disappeared, with special emphasis on Canarian handicrafts. These display items come from important collections that have been donated by the sponsoring organisations and there are others that have been bought by the Museum and also gifts from private individuals, with such attractive items as the important "Popular art in America and the Philippines" collection, the Regional Prizewinners for Design of Canarian Craftwork, the popular musical instruments of Spain and America or Spanish folk pottery.


- Guided tours: “Las Noches del Mait" (http://laorotavarutas.blogspot.com.es/)

- Training courses in craftwork

- Research work and documentation

- Schools campaign: tours and workshops

- Travelling exhibitions

Other details

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.​
  • Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tenerife Latin American Craftwork Museum - MAIT
Convento de Santo Domingo
C/ Tomás Zerolo, 34. Villa de La Orotava

Fax.: <p>922.33.58.11</p>