Puerto de Mogán

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Puerto de Mogán
Puerto De Mogan from an airplane

Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque resort and fishing village in the municipality of Mogán, set at the mouth of a steep-sided valley on the south-west coast of the island of Gran Canaria.

It attracts many tourists either to stay or on day-visits. Canals linking the marina to the fishing harbour have led to it being nicknamed "Little Venice" or the "Venice of the Canaries". Its beach (Mogan beach or playa de Mogan) has a good reputation.[1] Restaurants and bars fringe the marina and the beach front.

On Fridays there is a very popular market which brings in tourists from all over the island.

Puerto de Mogán has very few buildings over two stories high, and the government of Gran Canaria restricts new buildings taller than this.

Access[edit]

Puerto de Mogán can be reached via a new extension of the motorway GC1 (opened in March 2013) which terminates just to the north of the village, and is also on several bus routes.

Heritage sites[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

Three sites on the municipality grounds are listed Property of cultural interest in the "archaeological zone" category:[2]

The Cats' ravine (cañada de los Gatos or Lomo los Gatos) is located at the mouth of the Mogan ravine that opens onto Mogan beach.[3][4][note 1]
The valley of the Sea (cañada de la Mar) was also declared Property of cultural interest as archaeological zone, in 2005.[5]
Veneguera's "Cogolla" (La Cogolla de Veneguera).[6][7][8]

Ethnology[edit]

Mogan's windmill, also known as the Burnt mill ("Molino quemado"), is listed since 2002 as Heritage site in the category "ethnological site".[9] It stands in Mogan ravine 7 km north-east from Puerto de Mogan.[10]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This uTube video shows the Mogan's ravine (1'02 - 1'11) where the Cat's' ravine archaeological site is located.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Puerto de Mogán at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°49′04″N 15°45′57″W / 27.81778°N 15.76583°W / 27.81778; -15.76583