Until now we have written in our blog mostly about the natural heritage of the island. But is there something more romantic than to breathe the old fashion atmosphere in the small and cozy villages? To know the real Canarian people you should visit their traditional villages. Today, we will introduce you 3 willages of Gran Canaria, that we consider the most emblematic and inspiring.
Teror – situated in northern midlands of the island you will find it green and fresh all over the year thanks to the numerous water springs that are conducted to the local countryside. The historical center of the village itself had been declared a historical-artistic heritage to keep its beauty for the next generations. Due to the apparition of the Virgin on a pine tree more than 500 years ago, the basilica of Our Lady of the Pine became the goal of many pilgrims. After rambling the cozy streets of Teror, you should visit also the nearby Osorio Farm and have your picnic on fresh air. Afterwards you can defeat the highest peak of the area – the mountain of Osorio (968m) and enjoy the views. You can read more about Teror here.
Tejeda – mountain village in the heart of the island is officially considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. Its charm consist in the fascinating views that you will admire from any corner. After making the photographs of the typical houses with traditional Canarian balconies, you should definitely treat yourself in the almond sweets shop or have a coffee with breathtaking views of Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo dominating the countryside. Tejeda is also a crossroad of several trekking tours, so don´t forget your walking shoes if you belong to its lovers. You would find more about Tejeda here.
Agaete – this village inspired many painters, poets and writers. Lets visit the small botanical garden in its center where the artists used to meet to find out if it would inspire yourself too! You should definitely visit Agaete´s small port of Puerto de las Nieves. Inviting fish tavernas with ocean veiw, small volcanic beach and natural pools are the goal of many locals to visit on their days off. Did you know that the Valley of Agaete is the only place in Europe, where coffee is produced in a traditional way? Read more about Agaete here.
There are many more lovely villages in Gran Canaria and each of them has its own beauty for those who visit them. If you happen to be on Gran Canaria on Tuesdays, maybe you would like to join our Gran Tour to visit Teror, Tejeda and Agaete and learn more about their stories and legends. See you soon!