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Poblado de la Atalayita

Poblado de la Atalayita

Poblado de la Atalayita

Poblado de la Atalayita (Carretera General de Pozo Negro, Pozo Negro, La Antigua) – this is a village of primitive stone homes that existed before the Spanish colonization of the Canaries. These dwellings were reputed used by the island’s aboriginal Majo people (who were said to be of North African / Berber origin). Such cave dwellings were later used by shepherds to corral their herds. The town has 115 structures of different types, such as houses called “casas hondas”, with a circular floor plan, and roofs made of malpais volcanic stones, and other larger houses – making this the largest archaeological site on the island. Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Tuesday – Saturday), closed on Sundays & Mondays.