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  • Claudy D
    Hamilton, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and breathtaking at the same time!
    Very interesting archeological site with helpful descriptions of each site. Seeing the detail and insight from previous settlements added to the history of the storied island. The viewpoint and Cafe was a stunning space for a break with wine and beer, which we did lol, and had a great chat with a lovely couple from Ireland. The footpath to the ancient burials makes the visit complete, the views are breathtaking. Definitely a 'Must do' 😊
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Penny R
    Nanaimo, Canada223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Archeological site in Playa de Mogan well worth the visit. View from the cafe at the top is worth the 2 euro entry!!
    Fabulous site, good signage, beautiful view of Puerto de Mogan from the top. We’ll worth the visit and I was happy to learn about pre-European aborigines and how they lived. This is the best 2 euros I spent on Gran Canaria. I took the bus from Playa del ingles to peurto rica and a boat from Puerto Rico to puerto de Mogan. easy
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Stephen R
    Leicester, United Kingdom23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An archaeological site near to the beach.
    A very interesting site showing the remains of a settlement created by Gran Canaria’s pre-Spanish conquest population. It’s situated at one side of Playa de Mogan and is easily reached by anyone staying at the resort. I was surprised to learn that people lived in the settlement right up until the 1960s. A visit here will make an enlightening addition to a week of lolling around on the beach. It’s worth knowing that some paths in the site are a bit steep.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2024
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BlondeAdventure
London Gatwick146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Really pleased we found about about this small archeological site on-line.

For us who like history it was worth the couple of hours distraction just to learn a little and get a lovely view up high.

Cheap to enter. Probably a bit of an effort to take most kids and definitely not for those with mobility issues.

Thr only shame was the cafe was closed - presume it opens when the season is in full swing.

It is situated close to the Churrreria plaza area, up the same road as the Muelle Vieja apartments - the cemetary is alongside Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa.

The easiest way to find it is walk along the beach promenade to the last bar Mogan Mar, go up past Muelle Vieja apartments and it is about 2 minutes up the same toad.
Written April 17, 2022
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We struggled to gain entrance to this historic site which was a pity. We read information about it and it sounded very interesting and full of history.

It seemed to be closed when we went though!

Not to be put off, we went the long way round. Walk out of town near the football ground and then up the hill you will get some exercise and eventually be able to lock down on the site which was interesting from what we could see.
Written November 23, 2021
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Claudy D
Hamilton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting archeological site with helpful descriptions of each site. Seeing the detail and insight from previous settlements added to the history of the storied island. The viewpoint and Cafe was a stunning space for a break with wine and beer, which we did lol, and had a great chat with a lovely couple from Ireland.

The footpath to the ancient burials makes the visit complete, the views are breathtaking. Definitely a 'Must do' 😊
Written September 2, 2023
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icecreamfairy
Glasgow94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We walked past this place at night and were intrigued. Returning in the day we enjoyed a walk around the site. It's much bigger than it looks. The cafe seems to have shut but you can buy water and ice cream at the entrance. Great views if the town. The interpretation could be improved, I'd have liked to know more about the people who lived there and what their lives were like rather than rather repetitive descriptions of the buildings. But good to have a small insight into the lives of the Indigenous inhabitants. There isn't much shade. We went when it was cloudy but it could get hot in the sun
Written December 4, 2022
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Stephen R
Leicester, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A very interesting site showing the remains of a settlement created by Gran Canaria’s pre-Spanish conquest population. It’s situated at one side of Playa de Mogan and is easily reached by anyone staying at the resort. I was surprised to learn that people lived in the settlement right up until the 1960s. A visit here will make an enlightening addition to a week of lolling around on the beach. It’s worth knowing that some paths in the site are a bit steep.
Written April 7, 2024
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Lynda B
Meols, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fascinating archeological site dating back to the Canary Islands before the Spanish colonisation. Each of the ruined buildings and graves has descriptions in English Spanish and German. Pleasurable couple of hours walking around the ruins in the sunshine as well as stunning views of the port.
Written March 16, 2022
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emma223
Manchester, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Fascinating little place! Me and my partner spent the morning walking round here and taking in the history and views. It does get very hot so best to go early if you don’t want to be in the sun with no shade. Definitely worth a visit!
Written August 17, 2022
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Penny R
Nanaimo, Canada223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Fabulous site, good signage, beautiful view of Puerto de Mogan from the top. We’ll worth the visit and I was happy to learn about pre-European aborigines and how they lived.
This is the best 2 euros I spent on Gran Canaria. I took the bus from Playa del ingles to peurto rica and a boat from Puerto Rico to puerto de Mogan. easy
Written December 2, 2023
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK2,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We visited Puerto Mogan on market day (Friday) and found we needed to get away from the heat and the crowds! We found this little gem just a stones throw away from the harbour,

We paid 4Euros each to get in and this goes towards the upkeep of the site.

Its only a small site but gives you an insight on how they used to live on the island, with a lovely walk and some stunning views thrown in. At the top is a small café and toilets if you need a break. We walked the whole length ending up at the burial sites and then walked all the way back. Its a bit steep in places but well worth it.
Written July 13, 2016
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Judi09
Nova Scotia, Canada56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Port Mogan is a huge tourist destination: beautiful sand beach, wide choice of accommodation, good food, safe, clean. Tourists, especially from Scandinavia, Britain and Germany return year after year to escape the grey skies of northern Europe.

What many may not know is that just behind the beach is a hidden gem.

It turns out, the original Canarians also liked Port Mogan and built a whole settlement there. The settlement, including caves, a burial area, remains of stone houses and storage buildings was discovered in the last century, excavated and is now open to view.

Walk to the north end of the beach and follow the signs. The entry fee is nominal. Self guiding signs in Spanish, English and German are provided along the way. There's a lookout that provides an excellent view over the harbour.

This is neither a hard walk nor does it take long. Think what it must have been like to live here before electricity, running water and boogie boards. Take a short walk into the past that is right on your doorstep.
Written February 14, 2019
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