The Barranco de Guayadeque is the channel that separates the Villas de Ingenio and Agüimes.
During his stay in the cottages of Guayadeque worth visiting the historic centers and around both towns, they are really nice and different. While Agüimes sits on a plain, the historic center of Ingenio sits on an uneven geographical area, giving them a different personality and charm.
A little history
the territory now occupied by Ingenio and Agüimes part of one of the 10 cantons in which the island of Gran Canaria was divided: ARAGINEZ, which over time took the name Agüimes.
Ingenio's name came from the strength of the cultivation of sugarcane and the development of an industry around it, because this town hosted in the past one of the first "Wits"-"Ingenio" (complex intended for grinding the cane sugar), which gave its name to the village: Ingenio.
We recommend that you begin your visit in the Plaza de la Candelaria, where the church of the same name, this church, imposing and elegant appearance, dating from 1901. Around the Plaza de la Candelaria will find several sculptures and fountains dealing on the town's history.
The second point of our visit will be the Parque Néstor Álamo :), located in the Barranquillo de Ingenio, where you can see a gofio mill, which was driven with water. There is also the Palm Paquesito (one of the highest and lived in Spain), which exceeds forty meters high. Their age ranges between 500 and 600 years, witnessing the history of the village for five centuries.
If you want to try an excellent bread, bakery look Amaro, also you can enjoy beautiful examples of rural architecture. After visiting El Puente, El Cuarto and La Ladera, return to the Plaza de la Candelaria by the New Street, where you will enjoy again the views of the spectacular palm Paquesito and mural Manolo Merc, which refers to the cane sugar. In this area of Ingenio you can interact with the locals who will be happy to assist you and tell any story.