Gran Canaria has many charms that are worth discovering. Today, from FirstMinute Excursions and LastMinute Transfer, we talk about Tejeda, one of those charming villages that is well worth a visit.

Visiting Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Located in the center of Gran Canaria, Tejeda is a picturesque village that captivates visitors with its natural beauty, traditional architecture, and peaceful atmosphere. Surrounded by mountains and ravines, it offers a unique landscape that invites relaxation and enjoyment of nature.

The historic center of Tejeda is declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Its cobblestone streets, white houses with wooden balconies, and flower-filled squares transport you to another era. In the center of the village is the Church of Santa Catalina, a 16th-century temple that is well worth a visit.

It is also worth visiting the Abraham Cárdenes Sculpture Museum, dedicated to a local sculptor, and the Museum of the History and Traditions of Tejeda.

But in addition to its beautiful center, this municipality is a paradise for nature lovers. In its surroundings, some of the most spectacular landscapes of the island can be found, such as Roque Nublo, an imposing volcanic monolith that rises above the valley, and Roque Bentayga. It is also possible to visit the Tamadaba Natural Park, a protected area where you can hike, climb, and engage in other outdoor activities.

Nearby, there is also the Degollada de Becerra Interpretation Center. It offers a deep insight into the flora, fauna, and geology of the region.

Regarding its gastronomy, in its streets, you can find goat cheese, honey, and saffron. Among its dishes, it is worth trying the watercress stew, a typical dish of the island, or the Tejeda cake, a delicious sweet made with almonds and eggs.

Definitely, Tejeda is one of those municipalities that is worth visiting in the center of Gran Canaria, both for its historic center and the nature surrounding it.