Mirador Corrales de Guize, Fuerteventura

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Panoramic vista from the viewpoint Mirador Corrales de Guize, 2km north of Betancuria

Date

30 March 2013
Location

Betancuria, Fuerteventura

28.440756°N, 14.056203°W

Information

Fuerteventura was conquered by the Normans in 1402. At that time, the indigenous Majo islanders were ruled by two kings: Guize in Maxorata in the north, and Ayose in Jandía in the south. After surrendering, the kings assumed Christian names: Luis and Alfonso, respectively. The boundary between the two original kingdoms is thought to have passed close to the site upon which Betancuria was founded.

The 4.5m high bronze sculptures of the Majo kings are by Emiliano Hernández and were donated by the Spanish international construction group OHL.

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Mirador Corrales de Guize on the FV-30 road

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Looking towards Valle de Santa Inés, one of the first settlements after the conquest of the islands

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Ayose

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Ayose

Mirador Corrales de Guize

Ayose (left) and Guize (right). The 4.5m high bronzes are the work of sculptor Emiliano Hernández.

Panorama (use the horizontal scroll bar to view)
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