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WINE AND WATER ROUTE (2)

Vega de San Mateo

HOYA DEL GAMONAL

Both the special relief in this area and the trade winds provide a permanent fresh environment, even in summertime. The main part of this territory is a public property, shared between San Mateo Valley and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where most of the water that rises in Siete Fuentes (seven fountains) is collected. In the early XXth century, a british company extracted water in order to fulfill the growing needs of the city. The rising water was then transported by iron pìpelines from Hoya del Gamonal (Gamonal plain) to Llano de las Brujas (Witches’ plain), in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


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