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Colors of Fuerteventura - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Fuerteventura Fuerteventura is considered to be the oldest island of the Canary archipelago. It has got its name because of the specific climatic conditions, as very strong wind is blowing on the island all year round. In Spanish ‘fuerte’ means ‘strong’ and ‘el viento’ is ‘wind,’ thus, the phrase gave the name to the island.
Each town of Fuerteventura has its own great attraction, so the island is ready to offer its guests an extensive cultural program. An interesting site is the Museum of Miguel de Unamuno … Open
Currently, the administrative center of the island is a picturesque town of Puerto del Rosario, which literally translates as ‘Port of Roses.’ Several centuries ago, the city had a less romantic name of Puerto de Cabras, which has translated as ‘a goat port.’ The fact is that there is the gorge close to the island’s capital, where herds of goats went to drink every day. It should be noted that goats represent a real national symbol of the island; they caused its worldwide fame.
Local farmers produce special sort of cottage cheese of goat’s milk, which is set above rubies by gourmets from foreign countries. While walking travelers will certainly notice that an unusual national symbol can be seen in the most unexpected places. You hardly can see a car without bumper sticker or airbrush with a picture of a goat. At first glance it may seem that there are more animals on the island than people themselves. Copyright
Fuerteventura is the island full of sun and tranquility. Those who love outdoor activities and sunbathing on the beautiful beaches would enjoy a vacation here; the island doesn’t … Open
Another interesting character is Fuereventura’s mill; great flour is made on the island. Local residents consider a mill to be the symbol of wealth and prosperity; they treat old structures with great care, so many mills on the island are more than hundred years old. It is noteworthy that indigenous inhabitants divide mills into two types, male and female. The first type has a square base; it is easily distinguished by the angularity of appearance. Female mills have a cylindrical base and are considered more attractive in appearance.
Castillo del Tostón at El Cotillo Each year, the island hosts the International Kite Festival. The first time this unusual festival was organized in 1987. The festival is held in mid-November; it is considered to be the most original and interesting event for tourists. There are exciting competitions and raffles, activities for children and spectacular fireworks show during it. Festival is held on Corralejo Beach; for three days it turns into a party platform.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Fuerteventura
♥   Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Teguise, 91.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Fuerteventura
♥   Castle 'Castle of Guanapay' Canary Islands, 91.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Spain

Spaniards owe their mentality to the peculiarities of the location of the country. The hot Mediterranean climate does not contribute to a long working day. On the contrary, the working capacity is reduced as much as possible in the midday heat. Spain has the longest siesta in Europe. It starts at 1 pm and lasts until 5pm. At this time shops, cafes, restaurants, and businesses do not work. Such a long afternoon rest helps the nervous system  to relax. At this time, Spaniards traditionally sleep, communicate, and drink coffee. The unhurried rhythm of life in this country is almost a national treasure. The Spaniards are proud to know how to love and appreciate life and enjoy all its moments. … Open
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