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Antigua

The historic town of the windmills
There are towns whose cultural legacy speaks to us of splendours past. So it is in the case of Antigua, in the flat central part of Fuerteventura: its centre attests to an historic and artistic heritage of great worth, which is reflected in its architecture. But if one thing in particular defines Antigua’s countryside it is the windmills that break up the flat landscape with the blades, just like bygone times, moved by the gentle, warm, trade winds.
History and traditional architecture in Fuerteventura
Visitors have a couple of ‘must see' stops in Antigua. The first is the Windmill Museum of Antigua, where you can see, in a completely renovated building, just how the grain was milled in the olden days. The museum stands beside an impressive stately home, where you can buy from an ample selection of island craft goods. In the town centre you will find examples of traditional local homes as well as mansions that belonged to wealthy families, such as the Casona del Portón.
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Antigua

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
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- 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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