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Maipes de Agaete

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Address: Calle Chapin S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: +(34)928171177
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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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Well worth a visit if you are staying in the north of the island.

A surprisingly well set out tourist attraction exploring these burial grounds. The opening times are actually 10-6 up to the beginning of October and shut on a Monday. Entry fee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A surprisingly well set out tourist attraction exploring these burial grounds. The opening times are actually 10-6 up to the beginning of October and shut on a Monday. Entry fee is three euros per person with an option to combine additional visits elsewhere with your ticket for an extra price. Beware of the toilets two of the three were shut... More 

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Ubrique, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We walked up the hill to this attraction and were pleased that the entrance price was reduced to €2 for seniors. The site of aborigine burials is very well laid out with good information in Spanish and English. There is also pleasing information about local flora and fauna and a map showing lava flow. The layout is designed to blend... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We learnt a great deal - not only about ancient burials, but also about the flora and forna of the island. There are metal pathways which blend into the scenery and take you across the whole site.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Staying in Puerto de Las Nieves, I noticed posters for Maipes. They took me by surprise - the site wasn't mentioned in my guidebook and didn't show up prominently on Tripadvisor. I walked to the site, often wondering whether I was heading in the right direction. Not many signs, and it's at the outskirts of Agaete, next to the school.... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Very interesting place to visit. Not open on Mondays. Opens at 10:00. We needed a jacket for there was a lot of wind feeling quite chilly.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Certainly unique, if you like learning about the history of an area this is for you. Better for adults than children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I visit my home for a holidays with my bf to show him, were im from and all the amazing places we have. I have to say i never been here before ao was a new place for me to visit, wich i really loved. Was a nice sunny day and the excursion absolutly fantastic.

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

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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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, 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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