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Address: C/ Chapin S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: +(34)928171177
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Description: Maipés Archaeological Park is located in the village of Agaete in the...
Maipés Archaeological Park is located in the village of Agaete in the north west of Gran Canaria. Maipés is a volcanic lava plain in which a burial ground used by the ancient inhabitants of the island is preserved. There are almost 700 tombs, some of which were constructed over 1.300 years ago.
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A fairly recent museum/archeological parque (opened in 2013?), with very good descriptions (Spanish & English) on how the ancient inhabitors burried their people - actually it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A fairly recent museum/archeological parque (opened in 2013?), with very good descriptions (Spanish & English) on how the ancient inhabitors burried their people - actually it is called Nécropolis de Maipés. Very good signage from the village centre so it is easy to get there. Entrance was 3 EUR pp for adults.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not too much visitors, as the place is really unkown. It is an amazing place, where you can learn a lot about the old Canarian people. The lava covered burial place is something very interesting. The signs and the explanations are in Spanish and English and they are very informative. Forget Dedo de DIos and visit this place!

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Castro Marim, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked up from Agaete town centre. Very harsh landscape. Site well laid out. Good explanations in Spanish and English. Disabled access is limited. We went on a very windy day.

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northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A lava flow covered in ancient tombs. Excellent information boards and displays. All set against the backdrop of the mountains. Don't miss this if you are in Northern Gran Canaria

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norwich uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Quite a way to walk - difficult for older disabled people. Nevertheless a worthwhile interesting experience.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It has a good atmosphere and tells an interesting story of the early Guanche people. A lovely rural location with interesting plants too.

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You could perhaps say that Maipés de Agaete is a perfect example of how less is often more. Unlike other, more elaborate attractions, this is an honest, authentic piece of pre-Hispanic Canarian history. You walk through an eerie, black lava field and have a chance to see several ancient tombs up close. The tombs themselves come in various shapes and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Amazing atmospheric landscape of the old tombs of the indigenous peoples of Gran Canaria. Good value and good to see the restoration work is still ongoing. Excellent value

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visited Maipes Archeological Park totally accidently. I was just walking around Agaete town and discovered sign leading me to the park. I arrived there not knowing what is it. But the choice was perfect. I met Pedro, working at the ticket counter. As the weather was realy bad that day and no visitors , Pedro was fantastic, he guided... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I know it's meant to be more than just about the views, but that is what strikes you when you arrive. The small fee to get in is well worth it - your ticket lasts a year if you are back in the area. The site is fascinating, with a smooth walkway to take you round the site. Plenty of... More 

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