|Location:||Near Agüimes, 14km south of Telde, Gran Canaria, Canarias.|
|Classification:||volcanic rocks, natural and artificial.|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:53:42 $|
The Barranco de Guayadeque is a spectacular canyon that stretches from the coast near Agüimes to the island's center. As the valley deepens, the banana plantations are replaced by palm trees and cacti.
After 3km, on the left side, is the new Archaeological Museum. The building is ready, but they are still working on the interior.
After 5km, the Cuevas Bermejas (Purple Caves) are the first sign that once a Guanche population was living here. These caves are still inhabited nowadays. The church is in a rather new artificial cave.
The canyon walls rise to a height of 300m. After 8km the road finishes at the Montaña de las Tierras. Here are several cave housings. Rather new is a large cave restaurant. You can book coach tours to this restaurant in all tourist centers.
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