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Guanche findings

 

Adeje:

Name of the ancient menceyato of the Great Tinerfe, after his death the menceys were Atbitocazpe and Pelinor. There have been archaeological findings of engraved panels in Fañabe, Tijoco Bajo, the archaeological area of Morro Grueso, Roque del Conde.

Arafo:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Guimar. Acaymo, Añaterve and Gueton were the menceys in this area.

Arico:

A village in the midlands, it was part of the menceyato of Abona where Atguaxoña and Atxoña were the menceys. There have been archaeological findings of panels with engravings in Guasiegre.

Arona:

It was part of the menceyato of Abona where Atguaxoña and Atxoña were the menceys. There have been archaeological findings of panels with engravings in Roque de La Abejera, Roque de Chijafe, Los Goros, Roque Bisechi and Valle de San Lorenzo, among others. There are archaeological areas in Roque de Mal Paso, Los Cambados, El Barranco del Rey, Roque de Vento, Roque de Higara, Rasca and Roque del Conde.

Buenavista:

It is a village that was part of the ancient menceyato of Daute, that occupied the so-called Low island (Isla Baja) today known as Teno. Cacanaymo and Romen were its menceys. In this municipality is the settlement of Masca, declared an architectural and ethnographical area, one of the most representative samples of natural architecture in the Canary Islands. An archaeological ensemble with cave art has been found in its surroundings, in a rocky outcropping used as an aborigine sanctuary, in the archaeological area of Pico Yeye.

Candelaria:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Güimar where Acaymo, Añaterve and Gueton were its menceys. In it is the Basilisk of Our Lady of Candelaria (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria), patron saint of the Canary Islands. In the square of this Basilisk are the statues of the Guanche menceys of the Island. There are archaeological findings of panels with engravings in Polígono industrial, Araya and Igueste.

Fasnia:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Abona where Atguaxoña and Atxoña were its menceys.

Garachico: It was part of the ancient menceyato of Iconden. Its menceys were Chincanayro and Pelicar. Its rocky outcropping (roque) is a symbol of the Village.
Granadilla de Abona:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Abona, its menceys were Atguaxoña and Atxoña. There have been archaeological findings of engraved panels in Ifara, in the archaeological area of Montaña de Ifara, La Montaña de los Riscos and Llanos de Ifara.

La Guancha:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Icoden, it still possesses its Guanche name. Chincanayro and Pelicar were its menceys.

Vilaflor:

It is the highest municipality in Spain and it was part of the ancient menceyato of Adeje. Its menceys were Atbitocazpe and Pelinor.

Guía de Isora:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Adeje, its menceys were Atbitocazpe and Pelinor. It possesses striking archaeological sites featuring engraved panels in Aripe.

Güímar:

Ancient menceyato of Guimar, its menceys were Acaymo, Añaterve and Gueton. In it are the famous Guanche Pyramids of Chacona (Pirámides Guanches de Chacona) as well as archaeological sites of engraved panels in Polígono industrial, Mal País and Montaña Blanca among others.

Icod de Los Vinos:

A village in the northern part of the island, it was part of the ancient menceyato of Icoden, its menceys were Chincanayro and Pelicar. It is famous the world over due to its great millenarian drago. In it are the Guanche Pyramids of Santa Barbara and La Mancha, as well as the archaeological area of La cueva de los Guanches.

La Laguna :

Is between the ancient menceyatos of Anaga and Tegueste where the menceys were Beneharo and Benehero II (Anaga), Tegueste I, II and Teguaco (Tegueste). Most of the Anaga Massif is in this municipality, of an incalculable value due to its flora, fauna, history, etc., as well as for the archaeological sites of engraved panels in Gracia, La Verdellada, Los Genetos, Los Baldios, Barranco de la Carnicería, Barranco de Chamarta, San Lázaro, San Diego, Laderas de Gonzalianes, Jardina, Punta del Hidalgo and the archaeological area of La Barranquera.

La Matanza:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Taoro, its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. It is famous for the battle that gave it its name, where the conquerors were crushingly defeated by the courageous Guanches. There are archaeological findings of engraved panels in La Vica, as well as the archaeological area of Risco de las Sabinas.

La Orotava:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Taoro and its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. Ít gives the valley its name, which is located in northern Tenerife. It is well known for its celebration of the Corpus, in which the streets are decorated with splendid tapestries made of flowers and sand from the volcanoes.

Puerto de la Cruz:

It belonged to the ancient menceyato of Taoro, its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. There are outstanding places such as the extraordinary Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico), founded in 1788, the Lake (Lago Martiánez), La Plaza del Charco, etc.

Los Realejos:

It belonged to the ancient menceyato of Taoro. Its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. This municipality was the site where the royal troops of Fernández de Lugo established themselves (an event that gave the municipality its name), and here the surrender of the Guanche war bands took place in the first stage of the island’s colonisation. Also in the western slopes, in a place called Tigaiga, Bentor, the last Guanche mencey of the realm of Taoro, threw himself from the cliff’s summit.

El Rosario:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Güimar. Its menceys were Acaymo, Añaterve and in the east the Mount of La Esperanza rises towards the National Park of Las Cañadas, named so after Fernández de Lugo saved his life by fleeing through it, during the battle of La Matanza. In it there are archaeological sites of engraved panels in Llano del Moro, Montaña Bimargen, Jagua, El Tablero, Machado and Radazul among others.

San Juan de la Rambla:

It belonged to the ancient menceyato of Icoden, its menceys were Chincanayro and Pelicar

San Miguel:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Abona, its menceys were Atguaxoña and Atxoña. It features engraved panels in the archaeological sites of El Cabuquero, Roque de la Aldea and La Centinela.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

The capital of the island and province, it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Anaga. Its menceys were Beneharo and Benehero II. It features engraved panels in the archaeological sites of Anaga, Los Campitos, Barranco de Santos, Hoya Fría, Taco y El Sobradillo, the archaeological area of La Gallega, Barranco del Pilar, Barranco del Muerto.

Santa Ursula:

it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Taoro, Its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. It features engraved panels in the archaeological sites of La Quinta, and the monument of the Cave of Bencomo (Cueva de Bencomo).

Santiago del Teide:

it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Daute, Its menceys were Cacanaymo and Romen.

El Sauzal:

it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Tacoronte, Its menceys were Rumen and Acaymo.

Los Silos:

it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Daute, Its menceys were Cacanaymo and Romen. It is located between Buenavista and Garachico.

Tacoronte:

it belonged to the ancient menceyato of Tacoronte, Its menceys were Rumen and Acaymo. It boasts the archaeological areas of La Fuentecilla, Acantilados de Tacaronte, Barranco de Guayonge.

El Tanque: It was part of the ancient menceyato of Daute, Its menceys were Cacanaymo and Romen. It features engraved panels in the archaeological sites of Cañada de los Ovejeros.
Tegueste:

It formed a menceyato whose menceys were Tegueste I, II and Teguaco. It features engraved panels in the archaeological sites of El Bucio, as well as the burial caves such as La cueva de la fuente, La Enladrillada, El Guanche, and dwelling caves such as: La cueva el alto horno, Los Cabezazos, El Cuchillo among others, and sepulchral caves with some guanchinesca mummies, but most have been destroyed and others sent to museums.

La Victoria:

It was part of the ancient menceyato of Taoro, its menceys were Bentinerfe, Inmobach, Bencomo and Bentor. It owes its name to the battle that took place there between the Guanches and the conquerors, where these last triumphed over the Guanches. Today, there still exists a pine planted by the conqueror to celebrate his victory. It features the archaeological site of Risco de las Sabinas

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