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Maipes de Agaete

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Very interesting and worth visiting

€3 entry, €2 concessions. From the welcome at the cash desk to the sympathetic blending into the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
John F
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautifully done

This attraction is so well conceived for visitors. Enough info but not too much. Pathway... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Calle Chapin S/N, 35480 Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 17 11 77
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2015

You could perhaps say that Maipés de Agaete is a perfect example of how less is often more. Unlike other, more elaborate attractions, this is an honest, authentic piece of pre-Hispanic Canarian history. You walk through an eerie, black lava field and have a chance...More

5  Thank Sigve L
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Visited this special place which has been set up very nicely with boardwalks and sign with information also in English.

3  Thank Girl67
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

€3 entry, €2 concessions. From the welcome at the cash desk to the sympathetic blending into the area it does not put a foot wrong As someone else has reviewed, just enough information which is very interesting. You have to go through the narrow streets...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This attraction is so well conceived for visitors. Enough info but not too much. Pathway & buildings sympathetic with the environment around. Dark volcanic rock. You only need 30 mins max to walk around & it’s interesting to read about the burial rituals & how...More

Thank BrionyRudd
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The park is great for a wander - well laid out and sign posted, and the staff member on duty was very helpful. The park is spacious enough that even with a few tourists around you never feel hurried, and it definitely provides a very...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

An amazing site brilliantly interpreted. It’s only a 3 minute walk from the parking area to the entrance. Almost a lunar landscape of lava with graves blending in to the landscape. Paths made of metal sheets lead you to the most interesting. Signboards in Spanish...More

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Very good information and well signposted on this walk. Probably completely new knowledge of indigenous peoples and its burial sites. Be completely lonely as a visitor most of the times.

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The man who sold us tickets spoke good English €3 for adults, kids free. It’s a fascinating sight and very interesting! I highly recommend it for anyone aged 5-80.

Thank molly h
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very well presented and fascinating archaeological site. Entrance was €3 for adults and our kids (8 and 10) were free and for that you get an annual ticket! It has toilets and is thoughtfully laid out with access for those who are...More

1  Thank Jerseybean26
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Fascinating and informative, 3€ entry fee great value for money. Walkways are easy to manage, pram & wheelchair access as well. Beautiful views of the valley and looking down to the sea.

Thank Vramboozle
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this peaceful spot in a beautiful valley setting. Wonderful set up with steel pathways winding through the lava beds containing hundreds of ancient tombs. The area has wonderful flora and fauna and the young man at the entrance kiosk was...More

3  Thank Decades_12
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This was something! Near the village Agaete very informative exhibition. Arangements was done well and iron path and fences suitable for the lava tombs.

Thank Heikki51
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