Agaete Village

 Agaete is one of the most beautiful towns in Gran Canaria. It is located at the end of the north route. And it is characterized by its fisherman origin, its whitewashed white houses and its doors and windows, with some old balconies. The town itself is surrounded by the Tamadaba mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and its own weather makes this place a wonderful place to spend a few relaxing days and stroll through the quiet streets.

 Agaete is one of the most beautiful towns in Gran Canaria. It is located at the end of the north route. And it is characterized by its fisherman origin, its whitewashed white houses and its doors and windows, with some old balconies. The town itself is surrounded by the Tamadaba mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and its own weather makes this place a wonderful place to spend a few relaxing days and stroll through the quiet streets.

In the old quarter you will admire the main square of La Concepción and the church of La Concepción, whose red dome can be seen from almost every corner. This church replaced an old hermitage in 1515. Among the beautiful buildings which can be seen aorund there are the House of Culture (Casa de la Cultura)  and the Town Hall, from the 19th century, which reflect the architecture of the time. Also in the old town you can visit Huerto de las Flores, an old botanical garden; we recommend you to take a book and stop to read in the shade of its tropical trees.

Another typical neighborhood that deserves a walk is Puerto de las Nieves, a 15-minute walk from the old town and where the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves is located. It is in Puerto de las Nieves where there are two beaches, the beach of Dedo de Dios, (God’s finger) a Canarian symbol that lost its finger in a tropical storm and the beach of the port. In the same port there are many restaurants where you can taste fresh fish. This neighborhood plenty of blue doors is very busy on weekends.

It is possible, if there is archaeological interest, to visit the necropolis of Maipés. Here there are about seven hundred burial mounds of Guanche (aboriginal) heritage. There are tombs that date back more than 1,300 years. The place where it is located is endowed with a beautiful natural beauty at the foot of the Tamadaba Natural Park, where Agaete Valley begins.

Agaete is the original place name used by the first inhabitants of the island of Gran Canaria. Although this name was changed by Laguete for a long time in modern times. Agaete belonged to the kingdom of Galdar before being conquered by the Spanish in 1478.Agaete became a strategic spot for the conquest and once Gran Canaria was conquered, the sugar trade in the area provided the population with a good economy and this boom allowed the population to grow rapidly. Puerto de las Nieves became a strategic port for the commercialization of sugar with Flanders.The town was built around the Church of la Concepción, the neighborhood of San Sebastián being the first to be built and later gradually growing. Their economic income after the crisis in the sugar industry came from tomato and mealybug and later the agrarian sector was the sustenance of this population.With the degradation of the agrarian sector in recent times, the hospitality and catering services sector is the main income of the municipality.

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