Discovering new places to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of Gran Canaria is not complicated. There are many magical places to visit and one of them is Teror, located in the heart of the island. If you are wondering what kind of things you can do in Teror, Gran Canaria, in this post of the Lopesan Group blog we are going to tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful place.

8 places worth seeing in Teror Gran Canaria

Teror is considered one of the most picturesque villages in Gran Canaria. One of its main attractions is its historic quarter, with its beautiful streets of traditional Canarian architecture. It is an ideal place to start this route of the most important points of interest in the town.

In addition to the village of Teror in Gran Canaria, the surrounding area also offers visitors some tremendously beautiful places to see. You can reach them on foot by a pleasant walk, or even by bicycle or car.

Admiring the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pino


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At the start of the route, our steps lead us to the main focus of interest in Teror, its emblematic basilica. The construction, which consists of three internal naves, dates from 1760 and is the site of the patron saint of the diocese of the Canary Islands: the Virgen del Pino.

The building is a combination of neoclassical and baroque. It has a dome in the shape of a lighthouse and spectacular stained-glass windows that reflect scenes from the Glorious and Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. As a further element of interest, it has ten gargoyles on its outer sides, a representation of the pagan with medieval influence.

In the area around the church, visitors can enjoy the central square of Teror and the very characteristic balconies of the surrounding buildings. It is a true picture of Gran Canarian architecture.

Visit to the Bishop’s Palace

Behind the Basilica we find another point of interest and an essential place on our itinerary of things to do in Teror, Gran Canaria.

The town is particularly proud of this building (part of which houses the activities of the diocese itself and part an exhibition hall). It was a gift to bishops Morán and Delgado, who were responsible for the construction of the church itself.

The construction of the Episcopal palace was possible thanks to some materials left over from the construction of the basilica. Opposite the basilica is another of Teror’s famous squares, known as Plaza Pío XII or La Alameda.

A tour of the House Museum of the Patrons of the Virgin Mary

Without going very far, we find the Casa Museo de los Patronos de la Virgen (House Museum of the Patrons of the Virgin). This property is managed by the Manrique de Lara family, who are considered to be the patron saints of the Virgin.

This building, of great historical value, has illustrious figures who were born and lived in it, such as Bernardo Rodríguez del Toro. He was a personality of the family to which María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alayza, wife of Simón Bolívar, belonged.

Let yourself be carried away by the Calle Real de la Plaza

As we have already mentioned, the streets of the town are part of the attraction of Teror. The Calle Real de la Plaza has witnessed some of the most important moments of Gran Canaria, being part of the historical memory, the commercial growth and the political and religious events of the island.

Shopping at the artisan market

As well as the different shops where you can buy local crafts and souvenirs, if you visit on a Sunday, you can enjoy the village street market. This is an opportunity to buy local delicacies such as chorizo sausages or the famous sweets made by the Cistercian nuns.

You can also buy beautiful souvenirs that are very typical of Teror. Basketry, looms and embroidered details, as well as brass products, are some of the souvenirs that we can buy and that will remind us of the beauty and authenticity of this charming village on the island.

Discovering the Cistercian Monastery

If you have enjoyed the delicacies made by the Cistercian sisters, visiting their monastery is also one of the things to do and see in Teror, Gran Canaria. This building dates back to 1882 and is home to the community of cloistered nuns, who today are part of the religious legacy and living culture of the town.

Refreshing the day at the Fuente Agria spring

An unmissable place on the itinerary of places to see in Teror, Gran Canaria, is Fuente Agria. This is a mineral water spring with a particular flavour given by the carbonic acid present in it. The expression “sour” is intended to highlight the presence of gas in the water, which can be appreciated by the bubbles that can be seen on its surface.

This water is considered one of the natural riches of the area. Even today, it is still consumed regularly by the locals.

Hiking in El Álamo


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Starting from the Basilica of Teror itself, we can move away from the urban route and explore the nature of the area, hiking along the well-known circular route of El Álamo.

This route starts directly from the centre of the village and takes us to the neighbourhood of El Álamo. Once we pass the bridges of El Muñigal and La Molineta, we find the first stairs to climb towards the area to be explored.

Although not very demanding, the four-metre climb up the stairs is one of the first challenges of this beautiful route. This short but entertaining route allows us to appreciate the flora of the place, as well as the surrounding rural life.

This beautiful hike, if done with children, should be done with extra care, especially if it has rained in the evening or in the morning.

As we can see, Teror is a place rich in history, architectural beauty, gastronomic delights and marvellous nature. A place that calls us to enjoy it, on every visit we make to Gran Canaria.



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