La Oliva Living History Route

La Oliva Living History Route

From Puerto del Rosario to La Oliva

The island of Fuerteventura is an appealing tourist destination appreciated world-over for its long beaches with their golden sand and clear, turquoise water. In the municipality of La Oliva, 23 kilometres north-west of the capital, Puerto del Rosario, you can take part in the Los Coroneles Route. This living history tour of five properties aims to reveal and enhance the heritage of this town in the north of Fuerteventura. It starts from the church square in La Oliva at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday in four languages (Spanish, English, French and German).

 

Strolling through the history of a town

For the Los Coroneles Route, you have to purchase a single voucher for admission to the five monuments that form this historic walk. Along the way through the oldest streets of La Oliva, the Los Coroneles Living History Route visits the Casa de La Cilla (Grain Museum), La Candelaria Church, the Casa de Los Coroneles, Casa Mané Canarian Art Centre and the Casa del Coronel – now a market selling traditional craft and produce.

 

Remembrance of political and economic power

The theme of the Los Coroneles Living History Route, which is acted out by actors and extras, is based around the "Coroneles de Milicias", figures who were an essential element of life in La Oliva in the 18th and 19th centuries. Due to their massive military, legal, political and financial power, the colonels became real lords of the land in this area of the island of Fuerteventura.