Today we will travel to the north side of Gran Canaria, in particular to the surroundings of Teror, a mysterious town full of charm that is known for being a place for pilgrimage.
The town of Teror covers 25.8 square kilometers and 14% of that area is declared protected. There you can find two important natural Parks, such as the Rural Park of Doramas (Finca de Osorio) and the protected area of Pino Santo. With signposted roads, La Finca de Osorio has six different routes for hiking lovers. In them, the viewer can enjoy the wide variety of fauna and flora from the island of Gran Canaria. Besides hiking, the town of Teror is well-known for its festival of Our Lady of the Pine, a religious fest that is considered an International Tourist Interest. This event has a personal meaning for the locals. Every year, in September 8th, it takes place the celebration of Our Lady of the Virgin of the Pine. Here, inhabitants of the whole island, after making a promise or a request, make a pilgrimage with the intention that the Patron of the island hear their prayers and makes their wishes come true. We can ensure, that this is a magical day, because people from all places of the island come to one spot, to Teror.
If you want to visit the Basilica del Pino or if you want to stay in Teror, to go hiking and to discover all the secrets from this charming town, we offer you accommodations that you will definitely love:
El Borbullón Rural House: slocated in the Marian Villa of Teror, this farm with 3000 square meters has available 3 houses of Canarian architecture. All of them has a traditional style, a full kitchen, satellite TV, central heating, wifi area, safety box, sauna, swimming pool, solarium, barbecue and private parking.
Make sure not to miss the cultural offer of this town. Enjoy a guided tour made by the tourist information office of Teror, where you will be able to meet important figures of the history of Gran Canaria who lived here, and in whose honor were erected monuments and sculptures scattered around the urban area. You can also visit the museum Casa del Perfume Canario, which offers to all its visitors a brief introduction about how are elaborated perfumes in an artisanal way using endemic products from the island. This is a family tradition started by Pierre Martel 200 years ago. Get the ocasion to buy one of the 163 fragrances at good prices! For example, try one of the perfumes that is made with canarian banana and chocolate. .
Find the flea market every sunday from 8am to 3pm!
If you don’t want to miss a single bit of this town, we recommend you the following routes: Sintes Square - auditorium Square of Our Lady of the Pine Episcopal palace Town hall Casa de Los Patronos de la Virgen Observe the typical balconies of Canarian architecture Basilica of Teror Square Teresa de Bolívar If you want to live an unforgettable experience, stay in this fantastic town. You'll love it!
How to arrive?
From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: →Through Teror GC-21 highway. → Through La Carretera del Norte GC-43, which border the coast, when you exit the town of Arucas. → If you take La Carretera del Centro, when you arrive to San Mateo, take the road GC-42 and you will arrive to la Villa de Teror. On the bus: From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria → you can take the lines 216 and 229 (every 30 minutes).
Sources: Ayuntamiento de Teror (http://www.teror.es/); Cabildo de Gran Canaria – Osorio (http://cabildo.grancanaria.com/osorio) ; Gobierno de Canarias - Fiestas de interés turístico (www.gobiernodecanarias.org)
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