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Maipes de Agaete

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Address: Calle Chapin, S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 928 17 11 77
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Maipés Archaeological Park is located in the village of Agaete in the north...

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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Burial Chambers from 2000 years ago

What a find! So many burial chambers from 1000-2000 years old. To find the site you climb to the top of Agaete Old Town and the entrance is near the Community Sports... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Northampton,UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! So many burial chambers from 1000-2000 years old. To find the site you climb to the top of Agaete Old Town and the entrance is near the Community Sports Stadium. There is a free car park with nearer access for disabled visitors. It costs 2 or 3 Euros to enter depending on age or other concession. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened on this place while walking. Not expensive. It's a very old site well set out with good disabled access.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with how this site has been constructed. It sits well in its location, is easy to traverse and tells the story of the people of old Gran Canarian in an easily understood way €3 entry Toilets

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maipes, from "mal pais", barren land is a place covered in lava where the Guanches used to bury their dead. There is a nice iron walking path and the place is well signposted in Spanish, English and German

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Thank Anders G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this archeological site quite by accident when visiting the delightful little town of Aguate. The museum is tucked away along a back road by the school and gives some interesting insights into the life, and deaths, of the Guanche people. The lava field "badlands" look initially uninteresting, but then as you follow the walkway and read the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

we went for the most basic ticket which meant we just viewed the site, but you could go all out and learn more about it which if you are interested in archaeology you should do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

If you are in the area this is well worth a visit, particularly if you like finding out more about the place you're visiting. Ancient burial site - oldest tomb 1300 years old in a lava field 3000 years old. Well laid out, very accessible, toilets on site and only 3 euros. Easy to walk to if you're staying in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

This site is well worth visiting if you are in Gran Canaria. It is a burial site of the Guanche people who lived in this island before the Spanish came. Some of the graves are over 1,300 years old. The site is very accessible, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Agaete. There is also car parking just outside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Las Nieves so we took 103 bus to agaete as we got off the bus, we followed the road going up the hill walked for 15 to 20 minutes pass the houses and the local primary school, the entrance of Maipes is opposite the school gate, paid 3 euros each. Look around for 5 minutes. Good to see... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Very interesting museum with restored graves of the Guanches and a lot of information about their living plus geology, flora and animals of the area. Free parking in front of football stadium from where you walk in couple of minutes to the museum. If you are disabled drive through to ticket box, there is easy access to the museum. Maipes... More 

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