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Teror

Visit the one of the oldest towns on the island. Worth coming not only for its beautiful church, but also for the special spirit that holds the village, having buildings dating back to XVIth century. Also, come to Teror to taste the typical pork product eaten with bread (Chorizo de Teror), delicious sweets made by local nuns and  to feel the peace of this magical town!

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The main street of the Teror – Calle Real.Teror_Centre_1_Canariascanarias_es

The church of Virgin of Pine is very important not only for the locals, but also for the whole island, because it holds a Virgin of Pine, the patron of the island. The legend says, that to some shepherds appeared a Virgin Mary on a Pine tree. Since when the Pope Piu XII proclaimed Virgin of Pine patron saint of the island of Gran Canaria, in 1914, the village of Teror, with its sanctuary, became the religious capital of the island. Every year in this village there is held the most important religious event Fiesta de Virgen de Pino.

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Calle Real is the main pedestrian street of the town. It holds the variety of typical canarian buildings, the oldest ones are from the XVIth century. It always was the prestigious and commercial street, all the novelties, the clothes and imported goods used to be sold here first. Also, all the festivities are organized in this street. The very common detail in canarian architecture are the wooden balconies, as you will see a lot of them! The bigger the balcony, the more prestigiuos house it is. Just try to relax and wander gazing at beautiful surroundings, just like a local.

The House-Museum of the caretakers of the Virgin (“Patronos de la Virgen”) is in the same “Plaza del Pino”. Its origins date back to the end of the 17th century, though its present appearance is from the 18th century.

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This museum is an example of a summer house of a well-to-do family from the XVIII-XX century. In its premises are exhibited numerous objects and furniture, photographs, tapestries, porcelain, paintings and diverse pieces of great historic value.

Open: Sunday to Friday 11.00 – 18.00

Saturday closed

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Known as a religious centre of the island, town also holds a Monastery that is worth visiting. Monasterio del Cister is locally known for its pastries made by the nuns. It is possible get inside the XIXth century monastery and also get some delicious typical sweets from the pastry shop inside. It is located near the centre (see the map) so you can access it on foot.

Open: Monday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00, 15.00 – 18.00

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The typical snacks that you have to try in Teror – an aromatic pork paste with bread (photo on the right – Chorizo de Teror), dougnuts of anise (photo on the left – Bollos de anis) and the water of Teror that is extracted from the local spring. Also, if you happen to be in the town on Sunday – in the main square there is a typical product market, where you can get various types of bread (the typical sweet one is called – Pan de Huevo), cheese, olives, species, sweets and many other local products.

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