Villa Winter, Cofete

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Villa Winter is a villa situated near the village Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realised by Gustav Winter, a German engineer born in 1893 in the Black Forest. It was built in 1937 and has two floors, a tower in the northwestern part of the villa and a balcony in the front.Gustav Winter worked since 1915 for Spain and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The villa is built in a remote part of the island with only a dust track leading to it. The history of the villa is the subject of several conspiracy theories, often involving Nazis. The main conspiracy theories surround the fact that the villa had a tower turret with an electric lantern installed, similar to a lighthouse and that they were using the villas makeshift lighthouse to signal German U-boats.
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  • See anyway! Villa's abandonment. We have been received by the owner's little son. We left a few euros that have nothing to do with ke lack of means it would take to get back to the taste of the day this unusual place. There is a small museum invented with some objects found on site. Make a detour to remember these souls...
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  • the Villa the first time I visited 19habe. And then many more times. This year I had unfortunately no luck, there was no one on the ground. So I flew only once with the drone over it. It is interesting, what you told all about the Villa winter so...
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  • It i not easy to get there. For almost 20 kilometers you have to drive on an unpaved, narrow, steep road. Without barriers next to abyss. Only for experienced drivers! It is a protected area - breatht...  more »
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  • An amazing and mysterious place worthed to visit. The owner is very nice and tells incredibly interesting stories.
  • 22nd of April 2018. Everything is shut down (forever? It was not explained, there were just no trespassing signs and barriers 200m around outside the villa... We were not able to visit it..
  • On Panorama tours to cofete... amazing day out!! Book at Pierre.shop
  • Its a shame that this place is called a museun and they ask donation to go inside, however they show nothing. Most of the villa is closed, some old furnitures are thrown inside and that what they call a museum. Not recommended to go inside
  • I have always gone right pass the villa on my way to the Cofete beach. I have to say I found the visit underwhelming. The building is old and I didn't really like it. I heard that it had ties to the Nazis, but this wasn't apparent at all in its look. Wouldn't visit again. Maybe for just one visit it's fine, if you're on your way down to the beach.
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