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The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura - The cactus garden

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The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. flower. Click to enlarge the image.In 1997 the cactus garden of Antigua was created around the old mill Antigua, fully restored, and a craft center was built on the area of the mill.

The present garden of America from cactus and other succulents of various origins, as well as indigenous palm Canary.

The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. The Mill Garden. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).

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The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. the craft center. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The cactus garden of Antigua is located in the heart of the island of Fuerteventura at the northern entrance of the city of Antigua, on the FV-20 road from Puerto del Rosario.

The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. cactus garden Location. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).

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Stepmother Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii) (asiento de suegra, bola de oro, barril dorado, barril de oro )
almost spherical cactus native to central Mexico, which can reach 60 cm in diameter.
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. stepmother Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii). Click to enlarge the image.The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. stepmother Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. stepmother Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
(Pachycereus weberi, synonymus Stenocereus weberi)
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. flowers Pachycereus weberi. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. flowers Pachycereus weberi. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Pachycereus weberi. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
(Pachycereus weberi, synonymus Stenocereus weberi)(Oreocereus hendriksenianus)(Myrtillocactus geometrizans) (garambullo)
Originally from the Andes, Chile. Oreocereus means “mountain candle” from the Greek "oros" mountain, and the Latin “cereus” candle.Cactus native to Mexico. Its fruit is edible.
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Pachycereus weberi. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Oreocereus hendriksenianus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Myrtillocactus geometrizans. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
(Pachycereus marginatus)
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Pachycereus marginatus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Pachycereus marginatus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Pachycereus marginatus. Click to enlarge the image.
(Ferocactus latispinus subspecies spiralis, synonymus Ferocactus recurvus)
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Ferocactus latispinus subspecies spiralis Ferocactus synonymus recurvus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Ferocactus latispinus subspecies spiralis Ferocactus synonymus recurvus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Ferocactus latispinus subspecies spiralis Ferocactus synonymus recurvus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
Ferocactus unidentified (Ferocactus peninsulae or herrerae ?)Prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) (tunera)(Austrocylindropuntia subulata)
Cactaceae, native of Peru and Ecuador, which can reach 4 meters high
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. unidentified Ferocactus. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Austrocylindropuntia subulata. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
Dragon tree (Dracaena drago) (drago)Giant yucca (Yucca gigantea, synonymus Yucca elephantipes)Sisale agave (Agave sisalana)
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Dragon Tree (Dracaena drago). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Giant Yucca (Yucca elephantipes). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The Cactus Garden. Flower Stems of Sisale agave (Agave sisalana). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
(Aeonium arboreum)Barbados aloe (Aloe vera) (sábila)
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Aeonium arboreum. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Spanish Sparrow on aloe flowers. Click to enlarge the image.The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Aloe Flowers Barbados (Aloe vera). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
Euphorbia Resinifera (Euphorbia resinifera)
Euphorbia from Morocco.
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Euphorbia résinifère (Euphorbia resinifera). Click to enlarge the image.The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Euphorbia résinifère (Euphorbia resinifera). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Euphorbia résinifère (Euphorbia resinifera). Click to enlarge the image.
Candelabra spurge (Euphorbia candelabrum)Milky euphorbia (Euphorbia lactea)
Spurge from Sudan and Eritrea.Spurge native to India and Ceylon.
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Euphorbia candelabrum (Euphorbia candelabrum). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Euphorbia candelabrum (Euphorbia candelabrum). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. milky Spurge (Euphorbia lactea). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
Leafless spurge (Euphorbia aphylla) (tolda)Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis) (palmera canaria)
Spurge leafless branches and succulent, endemic to the Canary Islands; it can reach 2.5 meters in height.
The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. leafless spurge (Euphorbia aphylla). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The town of Antigua in Fuerteventura. The cactus garden. Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis). Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).

Practical informationPractical information

Visiting hoursVisiting hours
Address: Carretera general de Antigua, s/n.Antigua.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 18 pm.

Phone: 00 34 928 858 998

Entry fee: € 2 (2012).

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