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casa de los coroneles

The House of the Colonels is a stately building constructed in the course of the Modern Age and which is located in the municipality of La Oliva. It is a construction that stands out especially by its architectonic magnitudes and by the historical meaning that it represents not only for Fuerteventura but also for the Canary Islands. 


It was often said that the house has 365 windows but this stems from an old peasant saying that the house had as many windows as days in the year.


The main entrance to the House of the Colonels is topped by a coat of arms made up of a goat, a tree and a crown and the wooden balconies that adorn the outside of this impressive building are decorated with carvings.


Next to the building are the servants' quarters and stables while the Montana del Fronton rises up in the background - a mountain that stands at the end of a long ridge.

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26 January 2021

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