The 7 Towns You Must See in Gran Canaria

The 7 Towns You Must See in Gran Canaria

Teror

It is a charming place, a pilgrimage destination since the municipality welcomes the Virgen del Pino in its Basilica. Stroll through its beautiful streets to enjoy the charm of traditional architecture, with colorful houses, wooden balconies full of flowers. The beauty of Plaza de Teror, the nerve center of the town, Almadena, Plaza Teresa de Bolivar, the Cistercian monastery, Fuente Agria and its natural spaces (La Finca Osoryo, and the Natural Park of Dorama) complete the charm timeless of the historic center. It has the most important market on the island, one of the oldest street markets on the island, with two centuries of history.

Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves

At the gates of the Tamadaba natural park, Agaete emerges, a small fishing village characterized by its white house that contrasts with the blue of the ocean and the green of the mountains. In the historical center we can admire the Church of La Concepción, the current Cultural Center of the Villa and of great relevance the Huerto de las Flores, a large botanical garden that houses a great variety of exotic plant species.

In Puerto de las Nieves, coastal area of the Municipality, we can admire the Finger of God, a rock formation, the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Snow, and bathe in one of the most famous natural pools on the island. Don't leave without sitting down at one of the many restaurants along the promenade, offering dishes made from freshly caught fish.

Arucas

Arucas es la cuna del Ron Arehucas, un licor típico de la isla. Puedes visitar la fabrica de Ron de lunes a viernes. Destaca su imponente y maravillosa iglesia de San Juan Bautista, la mas bella de toda la isla, en estilo de “catedral”, construida con piedra negra, y ubicada en la Plaza de San Juan. Impresionan también su casco histórico, sus jardines, el Municipal y el de la Marquesa. Así como edificios históricos como la Heredad de Aguas de Arucas, y la casa de la Cultura construida en el siglo XVII.

Firgas

El casco histórico de Firgas merece un paseo, para poder apreciar los numerosos recursos de interés turístico que tiene el municipio. Sus dos avenidas monumentales. El Paseo de Canarias con mosaicos y figuras en relieve de cada una de las islas canarias. y el Paseo de Gran Canaria cuenta con una fuente-cascada de unos 30 metros de longitud. En su lateral se encuentran los 21 escudos heráldicos de los municipios de Gran Canaria. Y si esto no es suficiente, visitamos la Plaza de San Roque, con la bonita ermita de San Juan de Ortega y su convento dominico el ayuntamiento y la Acequia Real donde se ve la escultura de las manos lavando en alusión a las viejas costumbres.

Artenara

This small town located at the top of the island stands out more than for its historic center because of the charm that lies in its surroundings. Located between mountains, it has spectacular views. Famous is its Mirador de Unamuno, which offers us great panoramic views of the volcano's caldera, Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo. You should also visit the Casas Cuevas ethnographic museum and the Plaza de San Matías, where the temple of the same name is located and where the town festivals are held.

Aguimes

A quiet town in the southeast of Gran Canaria, which has colorful streets, a charming historic center, convents and hermitage. The church of San Sebastián and the dozens of artisan and gastronomic workshops, open to the public, stand out. When leaving the town we find the Guayadeque ravine, a deep ravine of great scenic and historical beauty, former home of the Canarian aborigines. It is essential to eat in one of its cave restaurants at the end of the ravine.

Puerto de Mogan

El único pueblo con encanto de Gran Canaria ubicado en el sur, es un barrio marinero que con sus canales, sus calle colorida y llena de buganvilla y su pequeña playa hacen de Puerto de Mogán, un lugar inolvidable. Paseando por las calles del casco, se puede contemplar la Iglesia de San Antonio, y en ella admirar un bello artesonado de madera labrada, así como las imágenes de San Antonio de Padua y de la Inmaculada Concepción.