Antigua

Antigua, as the name suggests (Antigua means Old in Spanish), is one of the oldest towns in the Canary Islands and dates back to at least 1485. The original Hamlet was a farming settlement founded by Andalusian and Norman colonists.

Despite it's age and the fact that it was the Island's capital for two brief periods, there aren't many historic buildings of note except for the Iglesia de la Virgen de la Antigua - a church dating back to the 18th Century and the nearby Centro de Artesanía Molino de Antigua - a restored 17th Century windmill that is open to the public.

Every year in May or June, a popular craft fair is held in Antigua. Open to the public, the Feria Insular de Artesanía offers an array of Canarian products for sale as well as exhibitions of local folk music and dancing.


Map of Antigua
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Antigua