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Pozo de las Calcosas

Traditional architecture of El Hierro
In the north of El Hierro you will come across one of the most charming hamlets in the island for its unique characteristics. This charm comes from way the houses were built, known locally in El Hierro as “casas pajeras” (straw houses) with walls of bare volcanic rock and thatched roofs made from bundles of rye. The ethnographic value of Pozo de las Calcosas is without doubt; it is an open air museum showcasing the architectural traditions of El Hierro.
A hamlet to spend the summer by the sea
Pozo de las Calcosas has another interesting feature: it’s the destination of choice for many of the residents of the nearby town of El Mocanal to spend their summer. Situated on the rugged northern coastline of El Hierro, access is via a winding pathway. In recent years efforts have been made to maintain the integrity of all the local houses - a stroll through the hamlet’s narrow streets is to live a part of El Hierro's history.
Localidad
Valverde

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.
- 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'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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