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Agaete is a small village in the north-west of Gran Canaria, about 30 km from the capital of the island - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

AgaeteThis picturesque town was founded in the mouth of fertile valley Valle de Agaete. Along the narrow, steep streets are low buildings, mainly white houses with blue shutters and red roofs. This uniformity of style and noticeable calmness and harmony make it a very pleasant place.

Coming towards the coast we get the Puerto de Las Nieves - a port that once had a great importance. Thanks to it the connection with the island from the western, hardly accessible side, became possible. Nowadays, using the ferry of Fred Olsen Express, we can fast get to the neighbouring islands.

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Places of interest

Iglesia de la Concepción - the church from 1874, mainly distingushing by its size. It has also very interesting interior - the fascinating combination of elements made of red stone with the ornaments in white.

Ermita de San Sebastián - XVIIth-century Saint Sebastian church, located directly in the entrance to the municipality of Agaete.

Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves - enlarge photo Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves - the over 400-year-old historic chapel. In its inside we can admire the very precious XVIth-centuary triptych of the Flemish artist Joos von Cleve.

El Dedo de Dios - enlarge photo El Dedo de Dios - the rocky spire on the waters of bay of Puerto de Las Nieves, called "the Finger of God" because of its shape, until recently the symbol of Agaete. Unfortunately it didn't preserved till today, we can only admire the rock which remains in that place.

Agaete neighbourhood

Cueva de las Cruces - the rocky cave located about 2 km from Gáldar in the direction to Agaete. In the chambers opened to the public we can see the crosses engraved on the walls.

Gáldar - enlarge photo Gáldar - this town situated in the northern part of Gran Canaria practically rose up around the mountain Pico de Gáldar. Once it was a very important political center, as well as the residence of kings. Today we can admire remains of those days especially in the Old Town. Surely worth seeing are also: a historic church Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros, the famous 300-year-old "dragon tree" and Cueva Pintada - the painted cave discovered in the previous century. Learn more

Santa María de Guía - the town in the northern part of Gran Canaria, by its inhabitants simply called as Guía. It's famous for being the producer of traditional canarian knives Cuchillos Canarios, as well as for the best cheese - queso de flor. Apart from it, we find here also a historic 17th-century church Iglesia de la Asunción, in interior of which we can admire the arts of the local, outstanding artist Luján Pérez.

San Nicolás de Tolentino - Iglesia de San Nicolás - enlarge photo San Nicolás de Tolentino - the typical agricultural village on the west coast of Gran Canaria, known today as La Aldea de San Nicolás. Itself it's rather not very attractive, however, its surrounding it's really worth visiting. It's a big pleasure to feel the quiet and calmness of the Puerto de San Nicolás, take a walk along the seaside promenade in Playa de la Aldea or organize a picnic in the pine wood, at one of the tables prepared especially for this ocasion Learn more

Tamadaba - enlarge photo Pinar de Tamadaba - situated on an altitude about 1400 metres high above the sea level, the largest forest area on Gran Canaria, dominated by characteristic for this island species of pine - Pino Canario.

Agaete Photo Gallery

Puerto de las Nieves - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo

Puerto de las Nieves

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves

Agaete - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo El Dedo de Dios - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo

El Dedo de Dios

Agaete - enlarge photo Puerto de las Nieves - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo Agaete - enlarge photo

Puerto de las Nieves

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