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Maipés de Agaete

An open air archaeological park in Gran Canaria
Almost 700 tombs in large burial mounds built with volcanic stones make Maipés de Agaete a unique open air archaeological park which has lots to tell about the aborigine universe. Located in the northwest of Gran Canaria, just behind Tamadaba pine wood, it rests on a great lava flow, dominated by a strangely beautiful arid landscape; it has tombs dating back over 1,300 years. It is a spectacular place and has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest where the grey of the land and the green vegetation make for an evocative colour composition.
Visiting the tombs in Maipés
The secrets of Maipés necropolis are revealed on a walk, which is just over a kilometre long and adapted for people with reduced mobility. As an introduction, the visitor interpretive centre explains the types of tombs and goes into the world of the ancient island dwellers. The steel plate pathways lead to the hundreds of burial mounds of up to eight metres wide and three high, spread out discreetly along the ground. There is a guided visit to this pre-Hispanic world in an almost film like atmosphere.
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Localidad
Agaete

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
- Do not take photos using the flash. They could damage items of artistic and cultural value.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers. Do not eat inside exhibition rooms.
- Try to be careful with your rucksack or bag and make sure you do not hit anything when you move.
- Try to be silent or speak quietly so that you do not bother other visitors.
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