Antigua,Antigua,Fuerteventura

Hot
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3229   13   0   0
Location  Antigua   Antigua

The town of Antigua is situated inland in the centre of Fuerteventura, Extensive plains with farmhouses and mills, and basaltic-coloured landscapes are the main characteristics of its surroundings. There's a lot of vegetation here compared with most of Fuerteventura in its large valleys and gullies, where you will experience a feeling of pure peace and calm. There are three protected natural spaces: Mapaís Grande Natural Monument, Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument and Caldera de Gairía Natural Monument, which prove the volcanic origin of the island.The town of Antigua is situated inland in the centre of Fuerteventura, Extensive plains with farmhouses and mills, and basaltic-coloured landscapes are the main characteristics of its surroundings. The a lot of vegetation here compared with most of Fuerteventura in its large valleys and gullies, where you will experience a feeling of pure peace and calm. There are three protected natural spaces: Mapaís Grande Natural Monument, Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument and Caldera de Gairía Natural Monument, which prove the volcanic origin of the island.
Antigua is known as the centre of Fuerteventura handicrafts, where we can find traditional activities, such as embroidery, basketwork, ceramics, pottery, wood carving etc.
The Insular Handicrafts Fair ( Feria Insular de Artesania) is one of the most important events in the area. This fair takes place during the first fortnight of May, where many artisans from all over the archipelago come to show the variety of their products.
Many of this town's tranditions are still preserved, such as peculiar dances and a wide repertoire of traditional folklore.
Most of the festivals take place in summer, when each village honours the patron saint. Some of the most famous festivals are the Carnival in February and the Festivity of Our Lady of Antigua on September 8th.
Among the popular traditions local sports are very important, such as Canary Wrestling, still in practice and characterised by its ability and nobility.

Antigua is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura.

Address  
Antigua
Antigua
Fuerteventura

Latitude  
28.415292
Longitude  
-14.01106
  

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Ratings
Overall
Pros and Cons
Comments
You will be able to upload media right after you submit your review.

Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Corralejo Street Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 17:00 -21:00

Corralejo Street Market is held every Thursday evening between 17:00 and 21:00 in the El Campanario Shopping Centre,Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

Gran Tarajal Agricultural Market

Friday April 26th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Gran Tarajal Agricultural Market is held every Friday between 09:00 and 14:00 in the Market Square, Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura.

Corralejo Flea Market

Friday April 26th 2019 09:00 -14:00

Corralejo Flea Market is held every Tuesday and Friday between 09:00 and 14:00 in the Acua Water Park car park (formerly Baku Water Park), Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

Miguel de Unamuno House Museum

Friday April 26th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Caleta de Fuste Handicraft Market

Friday April 26th 2019 10:00 -13:30

Caleta de Fuste Handicraft Market is held every Friday between 10:00 and 13:30 in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.

La Oliva Traditional Market

Friday April 26th 2019 10:00 -16:00

La Oliva Traditional Market (Mercado de las Tradiciones) is held every Tuesday and Friday between 10:00 and 14:00 at Casa del Coronel in the town of La Oliva, Fuerteventura.