The Archaeological Park of Maipés is one of the most representative archaeological and aboriginal burial in Gran Canaria. The cemetery has almost 700 tombs and is located on mounds of volcanic material (malpaís) of 3000 years of antiquity.
The tombs reach eight meters in diameter and three meters in height. In its interior we can find vegetal fibers of reeds at the bottom and in the part superior they were decorated with several stones of colors, usually red or yellow.
In 1974 the site was declared of Cultural Interest with the category of Archaeological Zone.
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Address: C/ Chapín s/n.
Phone number: (+34) 928 171 177 / (+34) 664 696 718
Mario Grahovac5 months ago
La necropolis de Maipes is an archaeological park located in the northwest of Gran Canaria in the town of Agaete. There is a parking lot nearby. The entrance fee is 3 euros, and tickets are also valid for the Necropolis of Artear, Canada de lo Gatos and Cenobio de Valeron. The employees are very kind and accommodating. A beautifully landscaped path has been created that leads to the archaeological museum where you can see sections of the tombs and imagine what they look like from the inside. In the archaeological park itself, there are about 700 tombs, some of which are around 1300 years old, which is why they represent an exceptional historical value for the inhabitants of Gran Canaria. Sami park is a combination of gray earth and green vegetation and it looks very beautiful.
Jiajun Ye8 months ago
Nice view and experience. There is no one when I visited. The tickets price is 3 €
Giles Kibble7 months ago
Very well presented site. Lots of information regarding the burial practices of the Guanche people. We stumbled on this place by chance and were fascinated by it. Something like 400 identified burials dating back 1300 years!
Talita Soaresa month ago
I like how original this place is. And how they tried to preserve it. Not very big but cheap and worth a visit. Had never been to a cemetery before!
abi babak2 months ago
Interesting site. Very reasonable price (€3) bit wet when we went but we were given umbrellas to use.