La Alcogida Ecomuseum

Interesting way to travel through Fuerteventura’s rural past

Visiting the La Alcogida Ecomuseum is an interesting way to travel through Fuerteventura’s rural past, and a way to discover what life was like on the island just a few decades ago, including where and how its inhabitants lived.

The Ecomuseum is made up of a small village that has been inhabited since the 1960s and now tries to exactly reproduce the modus vivendi of the island’s farmers during the early and mid-20th century.

At La Alcogida, you will discover the houses that the locals built with stone, lime, and “cake” (a mixture of water, earth and straw) …their interiors, their patios, their farms that were their livelihoods and the ingenious ways in which the farmers of the time managed to obtain water on an island where rain is scarce. You will discover both houses of more humble farmers as well as those that were wealthier.

The farms are still full of animals to this day: chickens, goats, donkeys…as well as the unique camels of Fuerteventura, which helped the rural population in their work.

La Alcogida is a trip into the island’s past, customs, and traditions.

Opening hours and price

It opens from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entry costs around €5 for adults.

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FV-207, 35611 Puerto del Rosario
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