Walking Tour San Bartolomé Fortaleza connect the beautiful historical center of San Bartolomé de Tirajana with the important archaeological site and fortress of the ancient aboriginal inhabitants – La Fortaleza
Start: San Bartolomé de Tirajana 888 m
Finish: La Fortaleza 480 m
Height difference: 450 m
Distance: 10 km (3 hours)
Don’t forget: good shoes, warm clothing, raincoat, sun protection, water, lunch
The walking tour San Bartolomé Fortaleza starts in the historical center of a picturesque mountain village of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Here you will have an opportunity to visit a unique House Museum of The Yanez – an old traditional Canarian house of a well positioned family (free entrance). There is also a possibility of having a coffee or something to eat in the village and afterwards you can start your way.
All the trip to La Fortaleza have a descending tendency. The first half of the trek will take you through the small villages of Hoya de Tunte, Rosiana and Ingenio de Santa Lucía and will be mostly cemented road with a lot of shade stages.
The second half until you reach the village of Sorrueda and La Fortaleza Fortress will be mostly a trekking path and it will get quiet sunny.
Finally you will finish your wandering by the new interpretation center (museum) of a very interesting archaeological site La Fortaleza. According to the legend, this was the last defeated place in Gran Canaria during the conquest. Here you will have a chance to visit the museum (3 €/person) or to have a nice lunch in a traditional Canarian taverna.