Guise y Ayose Viewpoint

Aerial landscapes through history
The viewpoint of Guise and Ayoze is along the FV-30, at the top of the pass used to access the historic town of Betancuria. The monument contains two four-metre-tall bronze sculptures of aboriginal kings. Towards the north, the location is a great place to appreciate the rugged hills of the local landscape and, to the south, there is a vista of the ravine that descends towards Betancuria. The area is protected under the declaration of the Betancuria Rural Park. Such is its natural beauty, the location was put forward as one of the first cases in the Spanish Arid Zones National Park proposal.
The last three kings
The memory of the conquest of Fuerteventura, which took place at the beginning of the 15th century, is a mixture of legend and truth. Some fantastical stories are told about the last aboriginal monarchs – Ayoze, King of Jandía, and Guise, King of Maxorata. For instance, it is said they were capable of killing a mad dog with one hand while drinking with the other. They were also supposed to have been able to knead gofio balls as hard as stone without flinching. In 1405, faced with an invading army of much superior size and capability, Ayoze and Guise accepted the invading King Béthencourt (the name gives rise to Betancuria) as their own, becoming baptized as Luis and Alfonso.
Altitude
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Localidad
Betancuria

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.
- 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 different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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