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Barranco de Guayadeque "Beyond the Beaches of Gran Canaria"
October 29, 1999


The Barranco de Guayadeque is a valley stretching from Gran Canaria's coast into the heart of the island. Contained within this valley are hundreds of caves and burial chambers--natural and man-made--along with unique leafy flora. Much of the valley has been designated a nature reserve, as many of the island's rarest plants live here. The site was declared a natural park in 1987 and reclassified as a natural monument in 1994. An archaeological museum is being built at the site and should be open in 2000.

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