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+ home arrow Rural Tourism in Fuerteventura arrow NATURAL MONUMENT MONTAÑA TINDAYA
NATURAL MONUMENT MONTAÑA TINDAYA Print E-mail

Carved by the passage of time and with its slopes marked by the sporadic passage of the water, Tindaya is something more than a mountain; it is part of local myths and legends. The natives of the island engraved on the rocks that crown this sacred mountain. The symbolic value of Tindaya stayed after the conquest, it was always considered a point of contact of witches and a place of access to the unknown.

  

But Tindaya has become famous at national level for reasons besides its natural and patrimonial values; other interests and situations have turned this magical mountain into a symbol of almost economic discord and of the arts. One of the greatest sculptors of our time, Eduardo Chillida, found in Fuerteventura the place that during many years he was looking for to perform the biggest work of art of his life.

  

“Years ago I had an intuition, that I sincerely believed to be an utopia. It was to create within a mountain a space that could offer men of all races and colours a great sculpture of tolerance,” says the sculptor. A cube in its interior, measuring 50m lengthways, and two great orifices that allows to see the sun and the moon from its interior have been the reasons for controversy.

  

There are many people that believe that the work of Chillida will offer Fuerteventura a place of honour in the world, but another large sector of the canarian society thinks that the value of its patrimony is the reason why this mountain is an authentic natural monument.


 
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20 August 2018




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