Firgas is a mountain village, which is located in the northern part of Gran Canaria, approx. 5 km from the coast.
Firgas is also known as ‘Villa de Agua’ as water plays a big part in the history of the village. Firgas is thus one of the two biggest producers of spring water in Gran Canaria, and one of the main attractions in the village is a 400-year-old water mill.
The village centre also shows traces of the influence of the water. In the street Paseo de Gran Canaria, there is a beautiful, artificial waterfall, which gradually falls 30 metres. Next to the waterfall, there is a long row of colourful benches painted with motifs from the seven Canary Islands.
The village square is called San Roque and here you will find the town hall as well as a church from the 1500s. Close to the square, several local artists have their shops where they mainly sell products made of wood.
The restaurants in Firgas are known for their local Canary dishes, such as Potaje de Berros, which is a watercress soup with a lot of vegetables.
The road to Firgas passes a beautiful mountain scenery. Most visitors come by rented car, but there is also a bus line from Las Palmas. The bus ride takes little over an hour.