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Mesa de Acusa

Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape2019

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

La Mesa de Acusa, in itself, an impressive geological monument, is home to one of the largest and most spectacular troglodyte spots tied to Gran Canaria’s aborigines, partly reused and re-inhabited nowadays. This striking settlement edges the scarps of the large fertile plain on top of the plateau. Any way you look at Acusa, it seems to be a natural fort and that is exactly what attracted the interest of the aboriginal Canary people, choosing it as a safe place to set up their villages. What’s more, the great plain of fertile land that forms the Mesa platform was ideal for farming.
Its natural and artificial caves show practically an entire range of uses: living, rituals, funerals and storage in granaries.

Details

  • Title: Mesa de Acusa
  • Creator: Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Rights: Cabildo de Gran Canaria
  • Location: Spain
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iii)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 2019
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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