Puerto del Rosario: getting to know the capital of Fuerteventura
Puerto del Rosario, formerly Puerto Cabras, has been the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860. At present it has about 40.000 inhabitants, almost half of the population of the whole island.
For the whole island territory, Puerto del Rosario is the administrative, cultural and commercial reference of “majoreros”, but it also has an interesting offer for visitors. If you are in Fuerteventura, do not miss meeting its friendly capital.
Art and culture
For decades, the capital of Fuerteventura has focused on the cultural offer in its broadest sense. Sculptures everywhere, street art, exhibition halls, museums, the new Palace of Training and Congresses, the auditorium… make up a sample of varied and permanent culture.
Puerto del Rosario is the city of sculptures. Everywhere there are works of art in the form of monuments that make up the sculptural park of the capital in the open, with more than 150 works. Most of the sculptures come from the international symposium that has been held in the capital for many years and allows visitors to see how artists from all over the world shape their works during the days of the festival.
Shopping in Puerto
One of the main attractions of the city is its wide range of shops. It has a large shopping centre and several outdoor areas full of shops and restaurants where the task of shopping becomes a pleasant stroll outdoors.
Charms of the municipality
Besides the capital city, the municipality of Puerto del Rosario has other wonders in the shape of villages, beaches, festivities, culture or nature. The village of Los Molinos, with a charming beach on the west coast of Fuerteventura; The Eco-Museum and the astrophysical viewpoint of Tefía; The churches of Casillas del Ángel and Tetir; The beaches of Puerto Lajas, Playa Blanca, Los Pozos, or the virgin coastline of Jarugo, among other things, constitute a catalogue of places, within the limits of the municipality of Puerto del Rosario, which deserve a visit.