Nestled in the rugged landscapes of Gran Canaria’s south-west, Mogan is a small town and municipality in the Canary Islands. It’s home to several traditional Canarian buildings that are unique to the archipelago, as well as a heritage-listed windmill that has recently been brought back to life.
Things to do in Mogán
In the heart of Mogan is the Casa del Curato, a typical Canarian house with a wooden balcony and tiled gabled roof that dates back to 1817. It has long been a residence for Mogan’s parish priest, with around 80 having lived here over the decades. Also of note are the Houses of Almacigos on the road to Veneguera, which are among the oldest examples of Canarian architecture on the island.
Spectacular views across Gran Canaria’s volcanic landscapes are on offer from the Veneguera Viewing Point, which is located along the winding road that connects Pie de la Cuesta with Veneguera. Continue along the road and you’ll arrive at the Fuente de los Azulejos, a uniquely colourful rock formation that resembles Portuguese tiles.
A short drive south of Mogan is a beautifully restored windmill, which has recently been opened as a tourist site. Exhibits detailing the history of windmills in the Canary Islands can be found inside, alongside touchscreens exploring the different types of cereals grown on Gran Canaria. Get up close to a traditional mortar and a hand mill before browsing the local produce for sale in the on-site store.
Getting around Mogán
Mogan is around 20 minutes’ drive from Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria and an hour from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Airport is 40 minutes away and has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Regular buses connect to Mogan and the town is compact enough to explore on foot.