Teror mapTeror 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 built around the basilica Nuestra Señora 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 built the 8th of September 1481. From the same day and a week forward this event is celebrated every year in Teror.

Plaza del Pino
Plaza del Pino and the basilica Nuestra Señora del Pino

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.

Teror Gran Canaria

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.

Other specialties at the market are delicious cakes baked by the nuns at the Monasterio Cisterciense monastery. The most famous products are Truchas (cakes with almonds and sweet potatoes), Mantecados (sweet buns), and Roscos de Anís (small cakes with anise). When there is no market, these tasty specialties can be purchased at the monastery, which is located in the northern part of the old town.

Teror village

Teror is just one of several interesting mountain villages in the northern part of Gran Canaria. We recommend renting a car and visit other villages such as Arucas, Firgas, and Tejeda. All unique villages, each with their own character and history.

Teror map
In the middle of the map, the mountain village of Teror can be seen. The southern part is the old town, with the basilica Nuestra Señora del Pino marked on the map. If you zoom in a little, a large parking lot can be seen in the eastern part of the town. See great offers on car hire at Europcar.

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