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Moya

Lying on the top of the valley, this town of only 8,307 inhabitants will enhance you. Located in the northern part of the island, Moya is surrounded by huge volcanic valleys. It is also called Green valley (Valle verde) for its green surroundings. A precious church is seen on the cliff and is also known for its great handcrafted sweets that you can buy here.

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You cannot miss visiting the precious church of in the centre of the town. Called by the name of Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, church was inaugurated in 1957. From its tiny square you will be able to see the whole valley and if you are lucky – wild hawks.

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Behind the church there is the house – museum of  Tomas Morales (1884 – 1921) most famous canarian poet. There he was born and spent his childhood. In 1976 it was transformed into a nice and cosy museum representing the life and work of the poet.

Open: daily from 10.00 – 20.00

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By the side of the town lies a natural heritage Tilos de Moya – the remains of the Doramas jungle – which represents the largest surface of laurels in the island. It has an area of about 90 hectares.

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The town is also well known for its handmade traditional sweets – Bizcocho de Moya, which is a type of a cookie with meringue topping and Suspiros de Moya – which are typical meringues with a lemon aroma. The handmade sweets are produced locally by the women who bring the recipe from generation to generation.

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