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Antigua

ALT: Antigua on Fuerteventura

You could say that Antigua is lying exactly in the middle of the island of Fuerteventura. The FV20, that joins the island's centre with the northern and southern part, runs  through Antigua. Antigua is the capital of the district "Antigua".


Information about the town of Antigua

The town with about 2,100 inhabitants is part of the municipal district of Antigua. The city is not a touristic centre but in Antigua itself - and especially in the beautyful surrounding - are magnificent accomodations. The landscape around Antigua is very colourful (in comparison with other places on Fuerteventura) . The reddish brown soil is a beautyful contrast to the green palm trees.  

Ortseinfahrt Antigua

entry to the town of Antigua

Landschaft um Antigua

landscape around Antigua on Fuerteventura

Verwaltungsgebäude von Antigua

administration building of Antigua

 

There are many shopping facilities in Antigua, compared to other island cities that are not very touristic. For example bakeries, a big supermarket and petrol stations.  There are also many restaurants and bars, a bank with a cashmachine, a travel agency, a post office, a keep-fit trail for adults and of course a playground for kids.

Cafe in Antigua

square with a café in Antigua

Post in Antigua

post office in Antigua

Erwachsenen-Trimm-Dich-Platz in Antigua

keep-fit trail for adults in Antigua

Kinderspielplatz in Antigua

playgrounds for kids in Antigua

 

Outside the church (Nuestra Senora de la Antigua) is a nicely arranged square with lots of palm trees. Antigua also has a library and a well designed mill museum with a shop for craftwork.

Kirche in Antigua

church in Antigua

Kirche in Antigua

church in Antigua

Platz um die Kirche in Antigua

square outside the church in Antigua

Bibliothek in Antigua

library in Antigua

Mühlenmuseum in Antigua

mill museum in Antigua

Antigua

Antigua

Alte Villa in Antigua

old villa in Antigua

Antigua

Antigua

Straßenbild von Antigua

street scene of Antigua

Straßenbild von Antigua

street scene of Antigua

The nearest tourist centre is Caleta de Fuste. More detailled information about the town and the beach of Caleta de Fuste can be found on our websites:                     -> town of Caleta de Fuste oder  -> beach Caleta de Fuste

bus/taxi

There also is a bus stop. Schedules can be found in island magazines or by asking the bus driver.

historic information

During the 15th century many farmers came to Antigua, one of the oldest settlements on the island, to sow and harvest from the fertile soil. Only in 1560 the farmers settled down permanently and soon later the entire south of the island joined Antigua. In the 19th century Antigua became the island's capital.