Puerto de las Nieves

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Agaete municipality: Puerto de las Nieves
View from the pier over the town
View from the pier over the town
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Puerto de las Nieves (Canary Islands)
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : Canary Islands
Province : Las Palmas
Island: Gran Canaria
Coordinates 28 ° 6 ′  N , 15 ° 43 ′  W Coordinates: 28 ° 6 ′  N , 15 ° 43 ′  W
Residents : 667 (2011) INE
Postal code : 35489
Area code: 35001000700

Windmill at Puerto de las Nieves

Puerto de las Nieves is a fishing village belonging to Agaete in the north of the island of Gran Canaria . The name Nieve (German: snow) is derived from the mountain Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife , which is often snow-capped in winter and which can be seen from here.

The landmark was the Dedo de Dios (German: The Finger of God), a rock needle carved by wind and weather, which protruded steeply from the sea like a bony finger in front of the cliff. On November 29, 2005, tropical storm Delta snapped its finger.

The place has a port from where the private shipping company Fred. Olsen Express offers a regular ferry service to Tenerife. Puerto de las Nieves is a popular destination for the residents of Las Palmas, especially on weekends. There are a number of restaurants that especially offer freshly caught fish.

Sights and excursion destinations

  • The Virgen de las Nieves chapel with the triptych of the Flemish Joos van Cleve , which has been guarded here since the 16th century. It shows Mary with the child in the middle.
  • The Valle de Agaete is a lovely valley and starts right behind Agaete.