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Villa Winter, Cofete

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Historic Site
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 1946 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.
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  • Need a good car to get there but brilliant .worth a look lovely beaches nearby .would go again .....  more »
  • Welcoming family , very tragic history but very interesting. it is such a disappointment not many people go there. It has an mysterious history , that you should discover.  more »
  • This place has neither true historical, scenic or other value. To get there, you need to patiently drive behind some very slow rentals and what you get is a decrepitude building and a pseudo-museum at...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must see if you do the free tour inside with Pedro Fumero (owner) see his facebook page about the place showing when the German (not the turists) where there.
  • This villa build by Gustav Winter in 1930 is used after the war as a safe house for Hitler where he waited to continue his escape with a U-Boat to Argentina. Amazing!!
  • Nothing really to see there. Don't waste your time on the island with stupid myths. Go on the Cofete beach and experience the dramatic waves at the Atlantic ocean or walk for miles the sandy beach to Roque el Moro or Pared. But: Do not go for a swim … you are risking your life! Extreme dangerous rip curls occure at the beach!
  • While on Cofete, given the history, visiting this place is a no brainer. However, we were allowed to walk around the house's inner court, as well as into 2 of its rooms. Ultimately, we were on site for a mere 10 minutes - that was a little disappointing. On the up side, the local squirrels were fond of our bread sticks which they ate off our hands :)