Teror Gran Canaria is the most important religious centre on the Gran Canaria. It is said the Virgin Mary appeared to shepherds on top of a pine tree in Teror Gran Canaria in 1481.
In 1914 the pope proclaimed the Virgin Mary the patron saint of Gran Canaria. Every year on the 08th of September the F
Many locals walk from nearby towns to take part in the festivities. As with all festivals in Gran Canaria once the religious ceremonies are over the fun starts. Music dancing and drinking of the favourite drink of Gran Canaria rum begin.
Teror is also famous for its spring water. The spring water from Teror is called Fuente Agria in English sour spring water. All residents of Teror Gran Canaria are allowed to access 50 litres of Fuente Agria yearly. The rest of us can buy Teror spring water which is available widely on Island.
Teror Sunday Market
There is a wide range of products on offer. Arts and crafts. Local cheese and chocolate and of course local rum. You can also experience local music and dancing on Sundays. The
Did you know?
Simon Boliver, the famous El Libertador
Boliver was in the Venezuelan army, and he managed to liberate Venezuela, Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama from the Spanish empire.
There is a bust of El Libertador in
Basilica of the Virgen del Pino
The Basilica in Teror is well worth seeing. It began construction in 1767 and is the primary church in Gran Canaria. The Basilica stands tall in Plaza del Pino in the centre of town.
When you are inside look up at the impressive wooden ceiling. Inside also you can see some great artwork on the walls and sculptures.
Nearby is the Museum of the Caretakers of the Virgin. It is is open to the public Monday to Friday. Check online for times.
Here is one of the best towns in Gran Canaria to see Canarian Balcony houses. The main street has many of these beautiful houses. The adjacent narrow streets also have some of this type of architecture.
Eat and Drink
Many people when they visit Teror to try the local restaurants/bars. The town has plenty of choices if you fancy trying some of the local dishes.
Getting to Teror Gran Canaria
There is a very regular bus service from San Telmo bus station in Las Palmas to Teror. It takes just under one hour. If you are driving it is a steep uphill journey with some very narrow parts of the road.
For Gran Canaria bus routes and times click here
Looking for another great town to visit. Maybe Tejeda in the centre of the island is a good option.
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