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Fuerteventura, Spain

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Fuerteventura Attractions

Fuerteventura boasts superb natural sites, long stretches of white sandy beaches and important historical landmarks. From captivating museums to natural sites, you’ll find plenty of interesting spots to visit.

Museums
Of the most visited Fuerteventura attractions is the Salt Museum. It dates back to the early 20th century and is still used to manufacture salt. Visitors will get a chance to take a tour of the plant and learn about the venue’s history.
 
Another very important and must see of Fuerteventura attractions is the Casa Museo Unamuno. This museum is dedicated to the life and memory of the poet Unamuno. He spent much of his time on this island until 1924 when he was exiled. The reason of his exile is said to be related to an article he wrote criticizing King Alfonso XII.
 
History and archaeology buffs will definitely find the Archaeological Museum of Betancuna of much interest. It displays artifacts left by the aboriginal inhabitants of Fuerteventura.
 
The Casa Santa Maria is not your average museum. This beautiful site is a craft’s center where tourists can learn how everything is made. Displays on the walls are some of the Fuerteventura attractions that relate the history of the Guanches. They were the first inhabitants. 
 
Art lovers should not miss Centro de Arte Canario Casa Mane. Paintings by Canary Island artists line the walls of the gallery. The second storey showcases a collection of sculptures by regional and national artisans.
 
Natural Sites
Words fail when trying to describe the beauty of these sites. The lookout point of Cuchillos de Vigan is a must see. This breathtaking mountain stands out for its distinct rock formations. It’s the result of centuries of volcanic erosions. It’s a most magnificent Fuenteventura attraction.
 
A major landmark of Fuerteventura attractions is Mount Tindaya. It was the first venue of worship for the pre-Hispanic people who lived on the island. It also displays a sharp rock carving representative of Fuenteventura’s evolution.
 
Adventure seekers will love visiting Cueva Del Llano. This volcanic crater boasts truly challenging hiking trails.
 
One of the oldest sites is the monument of Ajui. Some of the rocks of this hilly formation consist of marine sediments that fossilized throughout the centuries.  
 
Historical Landmarks
One of the features that make Fuerteventura attractions so interesting is the array of architectural styles. Sta. Maria’s Cathedral is a perfect example of Gothic design dating to the 15th century. The altar is intricate and ornate. It was built in the 17th century after the church was refurbished.
 
Ermita de la Vega de Rio Palmas is a small church. However, its importance lies in the fact that it houses the statue of the Virgin de la Pena.  She is the Patron Saint of the island. It’s one of the Fuerteventura attractions that should not be missed.
 
A most impressive of Fuerteventura attractions is the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo. This preserve encompasses Islote de los Lobos a former seal colony. It also includes Park of Dunes with its majestic mountains. 

The beauty of Fuerteventura is certainly unmatched and must be seen.  

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