Risco Caído Archaeological Site

UNESCO protected caves
The Risco Caído Archaeological Site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes a series of ceremonial, residential, and agricultural-livestock caves. In one of the caves, sunbeams enter through an upper window, illuminating the western wall enigmatically and signalling sunrise from the Summer Solstice through the Autumn Solstice. In fact, UNESCO has included it among its Archaeoastronomy sites.
An ancient harvest calendar
The site and its visitor centre are in the Artenara municipality. It’s considered to be one of the most spectacular sites in Gran Canaria, in addition to being an exceptional archaeological monument on a global scale. Its structure displays the seasons and establishes a calendar for planting crops. There are models of the caves, information panels, videos, and sculptures in the visitor centre. A visit can be educational for the whole family.
Localidad
Artenara

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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