Agüimes old town

History dating back to the conquest of the island
The Agüimes area in southeast Gran Canaria was one of the first areas colonised after the Spanish conquest of Gran Canaria in 1491. Founded as an church manor town by the Spanish Catholic Monarchs it now offers a wide range of rural and nature tourism and is a growing trade centre thanks to the port of Arinaga.
Varied visits from aboriginal settlements to San Sebastian church
As with many Canarian towns, Agüimes saw many of its early inhabitants migrate to the Americas. As the town grew better at managing its water resources prosperity arrived and the migration slowed. From the 16th Century sugar cane, tomato and cucumber plantations thrived. Amongst the cultural highlights are the San Sebastian church and surrounding cobbled streets, and the pre-Hispanic archaeological sites at Temisas and Guayadeque.
Historical heritage
Historic site
Type
Historic quarter
Archeological sites
Public transport
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic bus
Touristic info
Localidad
Agüimes

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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