More than two centuries of history and a treasure of nature: the sacred mountain, Tindaya
What special to the people of La Oliva? Its history? Its privileged location, your peace of mind or its natural spaces? Probably all. There are many attractions to discover that this small village offers.
Located between El Cotillo and Corralejo, la Oliva was capital and political centre of Fuerteventura since the beginning of the 17TH century until the middle of the 19th century. More than two centuries of history that can be seen by visiting among other singular constructions, “La Casa de los Coroneles” and the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.
The first is one of the most important examples of civil architecture of the island and one of the most interesting of all Canary Islands. The Church is a great work popular at the end of the 17TH century presenting peculiar forms of the region and of the Renaissance and mudejar.
But in addition, the olive is home to important natural treasures such as the holy mountain of Tindaya, ancient worship place for natives that still keeps cave painting. In Tindaya is the monument to Miguel de Unamuno, exiled in 1924, in Montaña Quemada, and the sculptor Juan Borges, or the protected landscape of Vallebron, where you can see the structures built for the agricultural exploitation of the land in the middle of a fertile Valley.