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Gran Canaria hides incredible places, depending on what you are looking for on the island, if you are looking to get to know it in depth, here we show you some of the places that you should not miss, whether you decide to get to know it on your own or with our excursions.
The fishing village of Tufia.
A small town in the purest Greek style in Gran Canaria. This beautiful town of Tufia belongs to the municipality of Telde. It is a curious town with its 4 or 5 streets full of white and blue houses and a tiny black sand beach volcanic with one of the most diverse seabeds on the island, so it is the perfect place to snorkel or dive.
To the northwest of the island is Agaete, one of the most beautiful fishing villages to see in Gran Canaria. The town has a historic center full of houses with typical colonial architecture, with their beautiful wooden balconies and a port full of very picturesque alleys where fishermen's houses with marine decorations make a picture worthy of a painting. This town has a small beach where you can enjoy the sun, stroll through its little shops and eat the best fish on the island in any of its restaurants at an exceptional price.
The most representative of Firgas is, without a doubt, the Paseo de Gran Canaria and the Paseo de Canarias. They are located in the city center and in what used to be Calle Real del Centro. They are pedestrian paths with a natural slope, in the case of the Paseo de Gran Canaria, which has been used to build a beautiful waterfall 30 meters long, in stone, and finished off with a beautiful monument, a fountain that represents the traditional wealth in water. On the side of the Paseo, the 21 heraldic coats of arms representing all the municipalities of Gran Canaria, in addition to the insular coat of arms, have been fixed. On the other hand, the Paseo de Canarias has each of the 7 Canary Islands carved into the ground, they are also the heraldic shields and a representative landscape of each of them. Its cute historic center houses the beautiful Church of San Roque.
Getting to it is very simple, and access is very easy and fast. You must enter in google maps "Tuffs of colors of the Barranco de las Vacas" and park in a section next to the road, you must enter the coordinates 27.915205 - 15.475988 to reach the way down. From the car park to the way down it will take you around 5 minutes. And you will arrive at the most impressive photographed canyon since 2020 in Gran Canaria, since it is one of the most different, being a geological canyon that the force of the water has been shaping for years to give rise to these curious formations.
The Barranco de las Vacas belongs to the municipality of Agüimes, so we recommend that you do not waste the opportunity to get to know it, since it is next door and is one of the most beautiful towns to see in Gran Canaria. We recommend visiting the Parish Church of San Sebastián and walk through the surrounding streets, they are streets full of cobbled colored houses.
Without a doubt, it is one of the most beautiful towns to see in Gran Canaria, in fact its historic center has been classified as an asset of cultural interest. Go through the beautiful Real de la Plaza street full of colonial houses, where the Basilica del Pino, the Episcopal Palace and the town hall are some of the things you can do in Teror. Every Sunday there is a craft market that draws the attention of many visitors and locals, since the atmosphere there you breathe it is worth living. In addition, in this town they make the famous chorizo de Teror, a spreadable chorizo that if you have not tried it, we can already tell you that it is very good.
We recommend accessing the dunes through the path that crosses the Hotel Riu Palace. Any time of the day is good to visit the dunes of Maspalomas, but we recommend spending the morning on Maspalomas beach and enjoy the spectacle of the sunset from its dunes. Also when the sun goes down, the sand is no longer hot and it is the perfect time to play and if you feel like rolling around and throwing yourself on them. This is something that the little ones love and also the big ones.
The city of Las Palmas.
Nobody can leave the island without knowing the capital and the most important city to see in Gran Canaria: Las Palmas. We recommend strolling through the neighborhood of Vegueta, the historic center of the city, going shopping on Calle Triana, visiting the Cathedral of Santa Ana and walk the entire promenade of Las Canteras beach until you reach the modern Alfredo Kraus auditorium.
El Roque Nublo is one of the symbols of the island of Gran Canaria, a volcanic rock 80 meters high, located about 1800 meters above sea level. It is a protected natural area in the center of the island, where there are some curious rock formations called roques. Visiting the Roque Nublo rural park is one of the best things to do in Gran Canaria. If the day is clear you can see Mount Teide on the island of Tenerife from there. To get to it you will have to take a hiking route that starts in La Culata, or go by car to the Degollada de La Goleta car park and take a shorter walk of 3.3 kilometers round trip.
The town of Tejeda is a beautiful town full of whitewashed houses surrounded by mountains. The town is small but it is worth strolling through its streets for a while, as it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. You will find it very close to Roque Nublo, so we recommend visiting it on the same day.
In this beautiful town in the north of Gran Canaria is the impressive Matriz de San Juan church, the most beautiful on the entire island. The pedestrian streets Gourié and León y Castillo in the town center are very picturesque, in them You will find colorful colonial-style facades and a wide variety of bars where you can eat well for an affordable price. We invite you to visit the municipal park where the Gourié house is located, which houses the museum of Arucas and of course we also advise you to visit the famous Arehucas Rum factory, of which the town of Arucas is the cradle. His factory is one of the largest in Europe.
This town and its port is especially known as the "Canarian Venice", it is one of the most picturesque small fishing villages on the island. Its streets whose houses stand out for their whitewashing and whose windows and doors are framed in yellow, red, blue colors... All of them full of leafy bougainvillea of all the colors you can imagine. Mogán has a small beach where you can take a dip. In the Mogan Port all Fridays, the Mogán market takes place, where we can see a wide variety of native handicrafts and gastronomic products, as well as from other places in the world.
We hope that you have found this information useful or at least curious, and that if you decide to carry out these visits to these wonderful places on the island, you tag us on social networks to enjoy your experience with you.
Prepare your camera or phone and enjoy Gran Canaria and all the possibilities that this wonderful island offers you.
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