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Leisure Guide.

Places of Interest, Reference Points and much more.

january - february

Agüimes´s
Carnival

summer

Folklore Festival
Villa de Ingenio

every year

Comedy Festival in Ingenio

March-April

Sustainable Development Seminar

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Candelaria and Saint Blas´ Feasts - Ingenio

The feast in honor of the patron saint of Ingenio is celebrated the first week of February in the old town. It is the Feast in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria. In it all the locals gather for a pilgrimage-offering to the Virgin, who is accompanied by folk performances and livestock fairs. At the conclusion of the pilgrimage the dance of Taifa, in which various folk groups involved celebrate it.

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"Island with great contrasts and beautiful"

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Saint Pedro y Saint Pablo´s Feasts - Ingenio

Since 1868, much of the neighborhood Ingenio makes holding an annual fair, which attracts a large number of people.

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Saint Sebastian´s Feasts - Agüimes

The festival of San Sebastian is a good time to have fun. And they also must be to further deepen the history of Gran Canaria

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Virgen del Rosario´s Feasts - Agüimes

At parties to the Virgen del Rosario religion, folklore, pilgrimage, meeting with the cuisine and traditions, music, dance, livestock and join a long etc.

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Lowering the Gofio - Agüimes

Since 1646, with the arrival of autumn, Agüimes celebrates its Festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora la Virgen del Rosario, who also holds the title of Big Mayor for life of the village.

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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.

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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.

Visiting 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.

Visits highly recommended

The Barrando Guayadeque, where they are Cuevas Rural Homes Guayadeque, is nestled in East Gran Canaria, an ideal to scroll to know the most interesting places on the island position.

The Barranco de Guayadeque
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Dunes of Maspalomas
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Vegueta
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Roque Nublo
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Barranco de Fataga
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Playa de Las Canteras
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Bajada de Acusa
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Agaete and Puerto de las Nieves
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Hiking in Gran Canaria
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Mogan´s Port - Puerto de Mogan
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El Barranco de los Tilos de Moya
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Botanical Garden Viera y Clavijo
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Visiting Agüimes

Agüimes has one of the nicest and best care Isla de Gran Canaria historic centers. If you reach Agüimes from Ingenio, the first thing you will impress people silhouette, which highlights so imposing, San Sebastian Church. Stroll through the historic center of Agüimes is delightful, quiet streets retain the flavor of antiquity. Agüimes was founded in the fifteenth century, after the conquest of the archipelago by the Crown of Castile.

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It is one of the oldest towns in the Canaries and best preserved traditional style. The most prominent monument Agüimes is the Parish Church of San Sebastián, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1981. At this time you can enjoy various architectural styles and houses some of the works of the most important religious sculptor Canary: Luján Pérez.

Opposite the parish church is a beautiful square, around which you can find bars and cafes with charm.

One of the charms of walking around Agüimes is able to enjoy a real museum in the street, as there are numerous outdoor sculptures that adorn different corners of the town: a camel, a couple in love, one nougat, a donkey and a girl plays the cello (and delight us with their pleasant music)

"The Agüimes History Museum, located in a beautiful building which was once Episcopal Palace"

On the outskirts of the historic center of Agüimes we find a winery "Lordship of Agüimes" and a mill where oil is produced. On our tour Agüimes worth closer to the coast, where we can enjoy Arinaga´s beach.

In Arinaga we can begin our walk in the area called Los Waffles (Los Barquillos). Next stop will be at the pier, in the days of summer surprise you with its incredible life, there can have a swim in its waters. Following on our walk, and after passing through the Black Soco (Soco Negro), we reach the Horn of Cal, the Green Crag, also an industrial relic of the past Agüimes.

If we start from Agüimes into Gran Canaria, find another place of great charm, Temisas hamlet, a clear example of Canarian architecture. In this neighborhood is the Hermitage of San Miguel, built in 1730.