Isle of Fuerteventura

Antigua – picturesque village on Fuerteventura

Antigua means in Spanish ancient and the village is one of the oldest villages on the Isle of Fuerteventura. Antigua is situated in the center of the Isle, near the village of Betancuria.

The village was built in the 18. century and has been the capitol of Fuerteventura for one year. Afterwards the capital was changed to La Oliva near Puerto del Rosario. At the moment Antigua counts with 3.000 habitants and a surface of 250 qkm.

In the center of Antigua there is a picturesque church, which is dominating the village. The church was built in 1785 and is situated in the middle of green spaces with trees and plants. The church is open for the public in the morning and someday as well in the afternoon. Near the church there is a beautiful square, which is decorated with flowers during the whole year.

In Antigua you can find as well a completely restored mill. The space around the mill was transformed in a cultural center and a touristic attraction. On the inside of the cultural center you can find some shops for artisan and typical products from Fuerteventura and the Canary Isles.

The economy of Antigua is based on agriculture and fishing, but most of the younger population is working in Caleta de Fuste.

Antigua is as well very known and famous for its nice market, where you can buy different products.
Antigua is a very nice village, which you can visit on your holiday on Fuerteventura.

In Antigua you can stroll along the picturesque village and small alleys. The museum of the mill is interesting for the whole family. Here you can see how the mill was working and with what kind of tools the people have been working.
In Antigua you can find different typical canarian houses with bars and restaurants. In Antigua you can try canarian food and wine and enjoy your holiday.

This entry was posted on Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 12:01 am and is filed under About Fuerteventura, Antigua, Places to visit.

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