Teror in Gran Canaria
Teror is one of the most
beautiful villages in Gran Canaria. The village’s
distinctiveness are the houses in the characteristic colonial
style, with the significant doors, frames, windows and balconies
made of dark, carved wood.
Many of the buildings dates all the way back to the 1500s and
because of its architectural wealth, the entire centre of Teror
was declared a national monument in 1979.
The village is build around the basilica Nuestra Seńora del Pino,
which is dedicated to Gran Canarias’s patron saint, La Virgen
del Pino. According the the legend she showed herself exactly
where the basilica is build the 8th of September 1481. From the
same day and a week forward this event is celebrated every year
Museum Casa Museo de los Patrones de la Virgen is located close
to the basilica. In this building from the 1600s, the visitors
can see paintings, photographs, weapons and antique furniture
representing the lifestyle of the nobles of that time.
Every Sunday there is a market in Teror. Here you will find a
wide range of goods, including some specialties from Teror like
the spicy sausage Chorizo de Teror and sweets hand made by local
Teror is also famous for its mineral water, Agua de Teror, which
is harvested from a natural spring just outside the village.