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Las Nieves windmill, Agaete

The windmills of Gran Canaria

Dotted across the Island are a great many windmills that were used for a variety of different things from milling grain for flour or “gofio”, pumping water for irrigation or even seawater to be used in the salt pans. Nowadays we’ve got wind turbines too, to help us power the Island. But the idea that somehow ecology is a modern concept is totally misguided. Centuries ago, our ancestors were already using water and wind to power those mills.


Faro de Maspalomas

Lighthouses that shine on Gran Canaria

Construction of the Maspalomas Lighthouse was a real feat of engineering, so much so that they even had to build a small dock to bring in all the building materials. It is undoubtedly the most photographed lighthouse on Gran Canaria and its surroundings make it even more striking.

You can find it in the south, in the Island´s popular tourist area, and next to the Dunes of Maspalomas Special Nature Reserve, a unique collection of ecosystems protected by law since 1987. The dunes have also been the backdrop to some well-known TV shows and films like Netflix's “The Witcher” or “Clash of the Titans”.


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@jorge: Parece que lo hemos vivido todo, pero llegará el día que partamos sin llegar a ver y contemplar todos los rincones maravillosos de la isla...[+]
@Milagros gonzalez: Hoy voy a canarias mi primer viaje allí ..me han hablado muy bien ..espero tener muy buena esperiencia y pasármelo de maravilla..[+]

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