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Tour of Antigua

Fuerteventura is an appealing tourist destination appreciated world-over for its beaches with their golden sand and clear, turquoise water, in addition to its gastronomy and cultural heritage. Starting out from the port in Puerto del Rosario, in the centre of the island is the municipality of Antigua. After the Castilian conquest, Antigua was an important hamlet. Its main tourist area is Caleta de Fuste. Other very popular places are the Church of the Virgin of Antigua, El Carmen Salt Flats and the aboriginal village of Atalayita.
The ancient culture of Fuerteventura cheese
A 22-kilometre drive towards the centre from Puerto del Rosario will take us to Antigua in about 26 minutes, where the Fuerteventura Cheese Museum is located, with a surface area of over 500 square metres with exhibitions and information in several languages on the farming and cheese culture of Fuerteventura, and also the natural characteristics of the island, its fauna and its flora. The museum also looks in depth at the Fuerteventura goat, which has been the singular breed for production since aboriginal times.
An entire island within an old mill
After visiting the Fuerteventura Cheese Museum, we recommend going to the Antigua Mill, a historic and cultural centre with an exhibition of work by Fuerteventura craftsmen, next to the FV-20 road. Here we can see the history of the autochthonous country folk, their crafts and a big "gofio" flour mill with all of its mechanics still intact. The centre has gardens with autochthonous plants, several species of cactus and palm trees, and it is topped off with a crafts shop, a conference room, audiovisuals and rooms dedicated to painting and archaeology.
Localidad
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TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- In natural spaces and at viewpoints, do not leave the trail or the spaces designated for people to be in.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the public furniture and items for visitors, such as information panels or telescopes and binoculars.
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