Just metres from the coast, you come across the placid Villa de Teguise (village of Teguise), once the ancient capital of the island. With over 500 years of history, which the town has proudly preserved, Teguise was declared Conjunto Arquitectónico Histórico-Artístico (an architecturally historic artistic site) in the 1980´s.

Today it serves as an escape from the bustle of the city and a reminder of the glory of yesterday.

  
Palacio Spínola

In 1418, Maciot de Bethencourt first demarcated the town's boundaries making Teguise the first urban centre in the Canary Islands. Its domestic architecture can still be seen in the beautifully restored palaces and stately homes such as the Spínola Palace. Among the religious buildings are Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe church and the convents of St. Domingo and San Francisco. And on top of Guanapay volcano sits the old castle of Santa Bárbara.


Teguise also offers its visitors great opportunities for shopping. Not to be missed is the famous outdoor market held every Sunday morning when the village turns itself into a grand bazaar! It's a great mix of the traditional and modern.

  
 
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