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The town of Moya in Gran Canaria

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City Moya is located 490 meters above the sea level on the northern coast of the island of Gran Canaria. This town stands between several ravines and a series of hills that descend to the coast, in the middle of a hilly and interspersed with deep breaches.

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Church Church of Our Lady of Candlemas (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria)
The Church of Our Lady of Candlemas is hanging over steep rocks rushing on the Barranco de Moya, impressive ravine with steep slopes and walls. The current building, opened in 1957, is divided into three naves and it should be emphasized his broad rosette in its interior.
House House museum Tomás Morales (Casa Museo Tomás Morales)
Opposite the church of Our Lady of Candlemas is the birthplace of the poet Tomás Morales was born in Moya in 1884. In the House Museum are preserved and displayed great heritage collection grouped by documentary background, the poet’s library and a rich and varied collection of paintings related to the figure of the greatest representative of Spanish Modernism.
BuildingHeredad de Aguas de Moya
The building Heredad de Aguas de Moya is another jewel of singular beauty and realized in basaltic rocks.
Ancient siteArchaeological sites
Archaeological remains of the Cueva de Doramas and Montañeta.
Chapel The St. Bartholomew’s Hermitage (Ermita de San Bartolomé)
The Hermitage St. Bartholomew, built in 1872, is located in Fontanales. The present church contains the representation of San Bartolomé which is attributed to the remarkable sculptor Canary Luján Pérez.
Forest The forest of Los Tilos
Within the Natural Park Doramas is the forest of Los Tilos (« les tilleuls ») Moya, one of the last vestiges of laurel forest of Gran Canaria - who at the time of the Conquest covered the wide ravine which separates Moya of Firgas and reached the municipalities of Valleseco and Teror. This forest contains a variety of flora and fauna and spectacular as varied and numerous endemic species of great scientific interest.

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Useful informationUseful information
A specialty of Moya are its sugar coated biscuits are one of the favorite delicacies of the island (los bizcochos de Moya).

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