Agúimes: the Sleepy Town of the East

Agúimes is something of a delicacy, there is a feeling that one should tip-toe in so not to wake the village; situated between Ingenio and Barranco de Guayeadeque its all about timing here – as it often is with Spain. If you arrive between the siesta hours of 3-5pm don´t expect much more than a chilled beer in the only bar (hopefully) open at this time. The tourist shop also allows itself to remain open for business, selling sweet local honey; postcards and the much anticipated Canarian mojo sauce.

You don´t need much time in this quaint, Spanish village, but it is worth a stop over as it is quiet beautiful and calming.

What To See, What To Do…

There´s an impressive and rather unexpected Cathedral named San Sebastian, which has been closed both times I´ve visited. Opening hours being far and few between.

Agúimes is something of a delicacy, there is a feeling that one should tip-toe in so not to wake the village

It sits almost un-noticed by the Plaza del Rosario which drapes itself in trees and benches, giving a secluded feel to the most central part of town.

One of the fun (and odd) points of Aguimes is the brass statues dotted around the streets. There are about 6 in total and detail anything from a camel – to a musician – to a donkey.

There are also poems inscribed on every other wall that make for a good test of your Spanish reading skills.

If you manage to visit during opening hours this is a perfect location for tea and cake, just before you head home to bed.

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