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Agüimes and Barranco de las Vacas

Agüimes is a small village in the south of Gran Canaria that undoubtfully will surprise you with its wonderful scenaries and peacefulness, a true example of an authentic Canarian town. Agüimes is located 275m above sea level, at the beginning of one of the main roads that will take you to the center of the island, where you can explore its natural attractions and discover the top things to do in Gran Canaria.

This magnificent village part of the southern treasures of Gran Canaria offers you a nice and quiet environment where you can have a walking tour. This place resembles an open-air museum, with its streets full of statues and colorful traditional Canarian houses that makes this town really special. Another interesting visit is the Parish Church of San Sebastián which is one of the best examples of Canary Islands neoclassical architecture and was declared a National Artistic Historical Monument in 1981. To finish your walking tour in style, you can relax whilst sipping on glass of excellent wine produced with grapes from the volcanic mountains of Gran Canaria or join a tasting of the extraordinary Canarian cuisine.

Around the village, there are many sights and a big part of the natural attractions of Gran Canaria. In this part of the island, you can enjoy the view of the nice moutainous landscape, and this area is also one of the most beautiful on the island to enjoy the almond trees in blossom (January/February).

Only 3km away from Agüimes, you can find one of the most amazing natural attractions and nowadays one of the top things to do in Gran Canaria, El Barranco de las Vacas, This amazing canyon of 50 meters long was naturally sculpted thousands of years ago by the power of water. It is an impressive natural sight with walls that look like extended waves.

If you want to visit it by your own, you should follow the road GC-550 till km 14, there you will find the way to enjoy this marvelous natural monument. Another way to visit Barranco de las Vacas and many other top things of Gran Canaria is to plan a private tour with Blick Gran Canaria. We invite you to have a look on our Private Tours by clicking here and enjoy with us a wine tour, the southern treasures of Gran Canaria or the natural moments of Barranco de las Vacas, Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves and much more!

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