Casa de los Coroneles

A historic monument that reflects the island's continuous invasions.

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Casa de los Coroneles

An example of Canarian architecture

At the turn of the 15th century, the Crown of Castile arrived on the island: as part of the Crown's desire to expand and its plan to invade the Atlantic, various militia men were sent to Fuerteventura as a presence in the archipelago. The island was practically taken like this around 1404, but you have to bear in mind that there was only a population of around 600 people at that time. The colonels had the most authoritative posts back then, up to the point that they practically became the owners of the island, due to the purchase of land and estates. Casa de los Coroneles keeps this important historic chapter inside the curious architecture of a two-storey building built at the end of the 17th century, and located in the centre of the town of La Oliva. Declared as a Historical and Artistic Monument in 1979, it was the colonel's residency and one of the main exhibitions of Canarian architecture.

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