Villa Winter

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Africa, Spain, Canary Islands

Villa Winter is a villa located in the area around Cofete, Canary Islands, in front of the mountain range of Jandía and in the peninsula on the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura. The villa is modeled after a villa first built in 1893 in the Black Forest by an engineer Gustav Winter. The villa was first built in 1946 with two floors and a tower in the northwestern part of the villa, a balcony in the front and stone. In some travel guides, it is known as "summer home". Gustav Winter worked since 1915 for Spain and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. It is built on a remote part of the island with only a dust track leading to it. The journey from the nearest town of Morro del jable takes about an hour in a four wheel drive vehicle. The history of the villa is the subject of several conspiracy theories, often involving Nazis.