Antigua, Fuerteventura

Antigua is a small town, but it is the administrative centre for the municipality of Antigua. Most of the municipality of Antigua covers a plain some 200 metres above sea level and this made it ideal, in the past, for the location of windmills. The towns and villages of Agua de Bueyes, Casillas Morales, Valles de Ortega, La Corte, Antigua, Las Pocetas, Los Alares, Pozo Negro, Las Salinas del Carmen, Caleta de Fustes, Costa de Antigua, Los Llanoz del dinerro and Triquvijate are all located within the municipality. Many of these hold fiestas, (see below for details).

The Centro de Artesania, a tourist attraction based around a restored windmill, can be found in the town of Antigua. Besides the restored windmill, that allows visitors to see the inside of a restored windmill there is a fine cactus garden, a restaurant and several craft workshops.

The church of Iglesia de Nuestra Seņora de Antigua, originally built in 1785, and restored in the last century, is very picturesque. When we visited Antigua, the church was open to the public, as is often the case. The inside of the church is worth seeing.

The address of the ayuntamiento, or town hall is C/Marcos Trujillo no1, Antigua. Tel 928878004/928 878105

Fiestas
Place Fiesta of Date
Los Alares Ntra. Sra. del Cobre 3rd Sunday in May
Triquivijate San Isidro labrador 15th May and 2nd Sunday in August
Las Salinas Ntra. Sra. del Carmen 16th July
Triquivijate San Isidro labrador 15th May and 2nd Sunday in August
Valles de Ortega San Roque 16th August
Las Pocetas San Francisco Javier 27th August
Antigua Ntra Sra de Antigua 8th September
Agua de Buyes Ntra. Sra de Guadalupe 2nd Sunday in September
Casillas De Morales Fiesta de los Peregrinos Last Sunday in September
Caleta de Fuste Virgen de la Pena del Mar 12th October

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The Centro de Artesania

Windmill at the Centro de Artesania

Iglesia de Nuestra Seņora de Antigua

Iglesia de Nuestra Seņora de Antigua

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden close up

Cactus Garden close up

Fiesta

Fiesta

Fiesta

Fiesta

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