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Maipes de Agaete

Calle Chapin S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 17 11 77
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This huge historic burial site is in a natural bowl surrounded on three sides by hills. It has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grecofan2
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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AN EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY!

We stumbled upon the Maipes de Agaete during our stay on Gran Canaria, and so glad we did. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johann J
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Edinburgh
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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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Calle Chapin S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge historic burial site is in a natural bowl surrounded on three sides by hills. It has a bit of an eerie feeling as the hills provide shelter and the sound of the wind is somehow stifled. Anyway - the iron stairs and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the Maipes de Agaete during our stay on Gran Canaria, and so glad we did. This very special place is the home of 700 ancient tombs made out of volcanic rocks, built over hundreds of years by the local indigenous people. Archaeologists...More

Thank Johann J
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Take at least an hour to visit this place an learn about the graves. Iron footpath makes it easy to walk.

Thank Rob H
cenobio de vale... S, Gerente at Maipes de Agaete, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Dear visitor, thank you for your comment. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Maipes de Agaete. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed September 21, 2017

Impressive archeological park covering the way of life of the early inhabitants of the island. Well organized and pleasant to walk around and discover. Besides the in-depth explanations which are provided in English and Spanish, you can also turn to Pablo to clarify any doubts....More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We drove all around the island on the first Sunday in June. Impossibly high, winding mountain roads led us to this place and it was very beautiful. We had a nice lunch and a walk all around before heading back off. Nice memory.

Thank Traveller53Wiltshire
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Este es, seguro, uno de los parques arqueológicos mejor diseñados: cómodas rampas que te llevan por todo él, aprendiendo a OBSERVAR cuidadosamente el paisaje, para descubrir por ti mism@ los túmulos y otros signos de las raíces canarii de la isla; también hay un bello...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2017

Brilliantly laid out and well annotated. A little bit of a hike to get there but very interesting and worth the walk.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I was really impressed by this site. The way it has been set up and the information provided is spot on and well worth a visit.

Thank Thom C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Ancient burial ground on the outskirts of Agaete, there is a signposted walk through the burial mounds which have been constructed on a lava flow. Very well organised (why can't we do this in the UK?). Highly recommended.

Thank djh&cjh
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Very interesting. Once you've got your eyes and brain used to what you are looking for the burial mounds are all around. Good interpretation boards explain what you are looking at. Perhaps a bit too much re-creation has been done, but still very interesting. I...More

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