Social events of Adeje

  • 1496

    Land divisions

    In this year the conquerors began the period of colonization, and the distribution of lands made by Alonso Fernández de Lugo.
  • 1538

    It is founded as a town

    After the conquest of the island, several houses are built in and around Adeje.
  • 1560

    Church of Santa Úrsula

    Church of Santa Úrsula
    In 1560, construction began on the Church of Santa Úrsula. There was already a hermitage in the place, and when Pedro de Ponte arrived on the island, he ordered the construction of the church, and also to enlarge the hermitage.
  • 1560

    Foundation of the parish of Adeje

    In 1560, Adeje was granted permission to have its own parish priest, Duarte Fleire. In the parish church there was also a convent of San Francisco with 8 friars, and there were 3 hermitages in the town.
  • Origin of the Patron Saint Festivities of Adeje

    The festivities began in 1694, when a plague of locusts reached the island, as the town promised before the Image of Our Lady of La Encarnación that they would celebrate a party after freeing the town from the plague.
  • Incorporation of jurisdictional lordships

    In 1811, Adeje eliminated the manorial regime and incorporated jurisdictional manors, where the inhabitants of the municipality could choose their authorities.
  • Municipality of Adeje

    The municipality of Adeje was established in 1812 protected by the Constitution of Cádiz.
  • First democratic elections

    In 1979 the first democratic elections took place to choose the mayor of the municipality. The winner of these elections is José García Casañas, from the Union of the Democratic Center (UCD).
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    Juan Manuel Bello Ledesma

    In the second elections, Juan Manuel Bello Ledesma was elected mayor of Adeje, from the Tenerife Association of Independents (ATI).
  • The entry of Spain into the European Union

    The entry of Spain into the European Union is a boost for the municipality of Adeje, which benefits from the arrival of European funds for regional development and the modernization of its infrastructures.
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    José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga

    In the 1987 elections, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga became mayor of the municipality, from the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He has maintained his mandate to the present, having been in office for 36 years now.
  • The creation of the Adeje City Council as an autonomous local entity

    It represents an important step towards the modernization and strengthening of the political and social structure of the municipality.
  • Inmigration

    The population of Adeje experiences significant growth due to the arrival of immigrants of different nationalities, mainly from European and Latin American countries.
  • Historic Village

    In 2007, Adeje received the title of Historical Villa by the Government of the Canary Islands, for the historical, social and cultural importance of Adeje.
  • Adeje is affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism sector.