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Casa de los Coroneles

Casa de los Coroneles (La Oliva province) – as its name suggests, this stately house was the one-time home of the island’s governing colonel from the 18th century (Col. Melchor de Cabrera Bethencourt – a likely descendant of Fuerteventura’s original founder). The fact that this structure has windows (at a time when most local homes […]

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Betancuria

Betancuria – this town, located in the mid-west part of Fuerteventura, was founded in 1404 by the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt (making it one of the most important colonial landmarks of the island). Those visitors who are looking for a glimpse of this town’s past (which was a former capital of the island) will […]