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Betancuria

Betancuria

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 come across religious sites such as the church of Santa María de la Concepción; the chapels of Santa Inés and Nuestra Señora de la Peña, as well as the old Franciscan convent of San Buenaventura. Such visitors will also want to visit the Museum of Sacred Art and Fuerteventura´s Museum of Archaeology. There are a couple of vantage points along highway FV-30 (towards Antigua town) with stunning views of the Betancuria terrain, adored with hills and ravines.