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Introduction

We leave with the car from the capital to the south on the GC1. Arrived at Agüimes we take the detour and pull the road west towards the ravine. The road is the one that goes up from Agüimes because if you go to Ingenio you can take a very narrow one-way road which is difficult to drive because it has several curves and you can not go more than 30 km / h safely. . At any point we can stop to continue on foot if we want to or go further up by car.

In full ravine we can enjoy the views and explanations given by the information panels. The first place to see will be the Barranco de Guayadeque museum.
Then we will find the 3 grills in caves that exist in the ravine. Eating here is very good, although the restaurants are somewhat different. The first and the second cave restaurant are of the style although the second one is somewhat cheaper.

The last asadero that is quite farther from the other two is the most expensive and the most select. Many people come from far and do all the way to enjoy their letter. It is also the one that has more caves and more depth in the rock. In addition to all this there is an archaeological museum, specifically the archaeological interpretation center. In it is staged the human activity of the island, which dates back to pre-Hispanic times, which have multiple testimonies. The archaeological importance of Guayadeque began to be known in the last decades of the 19th century, when the first explorations began to be made by El Museo Canario.

The mummies and the great funerary caves are the best known archaeological elements of the ravine, but they are not the only ones. Modern archeology, in addition to deepening on anthropological and funerary aspects, has highlighted the presence of other equally significant elements such as large troglodyte settlements, granaries, paintings and rock engravings.

The historical documentation after the Conquest only refers to Guayadeque almost exclusively in relation to the use of water, both for the supply and irrigation, and to move the machinery of the different mills that have marked their course until today.

These environmental and heritage resources of Guayadeque are shown in the Interpretation Center, located in a building excavated on its slopes, following the troglodyte tradition of the architecture of the ravine.