FUERTEVENTURA TOURS & EXCURSIONS – BETANCURIA
Tours and excursions to visit Fuerteventura Betancuria
Make trips and tours to Fuerteventura from Betancuria means knowing the history of the island and enjoy a bit of Fuerteventura the early times of European colonization;
Betancuria is one of the six municipalities of Fuerteventura ( Antigua , Betancuria, La Oliva, Pajara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje ), the province of Las Palmas and is situated in East of ‘island and worth doing fine Fuerteventura excursions .
Betancuria coordinates are: 28 ° 14 ° 25’Nord 03’Ovest; municipalities bordering Betancuria are 4: Tuineje , Puerto del Rosario, Pajara and Antigua , the cap is 35,637.
Betancuria has a small high school, a gym and a post office.
Betancuria: excursions into the history of Fuerteventura
For those who love hiking in Fuerteventura , a walk in Betancuria is a “must” , the center of Betancuria in fact it is tiny (a “pueblito”), is located 395m above sea level, it overlooks the sea and has only 680ab. (Source: INE, Spanish Agency of statistic in year 2009), record the lowest population density in the Canary Islands as the Municipality is spread over 103.64 sq km
However, a visit to Betancuria is one of those walks in Fuerteventura “mandatory”, because until 1834, the town was the capital of Fuerteventura and that in itself is a reason that is well worth a visit, also Betancuria, is the church of Santa Maria de Betancuria ( Cathedral Betancuria ), for centuries the seat of the Diocesan Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and also to Court and parish in short, is abode of the spiritual power of the civil authorities and even the military.
Vega de Rio Palma and Nuestra Señora de la Peña
Not far from Betancuria, in the same municipality, there Vega de Rio Palma , typical and very charming village with windmills (to pump water from the ground) and red earth desert, charming and picturesque place (much photographed), characterized by the presence of tiny lakes surrounded by palm trees, typical crossing point on trips during the holidays to Fuerteventura.
In the hermitage of the village of Vega de Rio Palma, is placed the image of Nuestra Señora de la Peña , Patroness of Fuerteventura (another thing to see when you make trips to Fuerteventura), which is dedicated to a romería (Patron Saint) in her honor, with follow-festive month of September a large number of devotees.
A Valley Sant Inés , we find an additional center of the municipality of Betancuria, a hamlet where while hiking in Fuerteventura you can see the ‘retreat in Santa Inés;
‘s chapel in Santa Inés was erected in the territory of the Betancuria following the conquest of Fuerteventura at the hands of the Norman Jean de Bethencourt , who came flocking to Puerto de la Peña (fishing port, known for the famous beach of Ajuy about 25Km Betancuria by country) in 1405.
Conqueror of Fuerteventura, Jean de Bethencourt was established at the Castle of Valtarajal Betancuria, where there is also a Museum of Sacred Art and a Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography , which are visible during walks in Fuerteventura.
If you are to spend the holidays in Fuerteventura do not forget to make trips to Betancuria!
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