Tías is a traditionally agricultural and handicraft town southeast of the island of Lanzarote; the city has about 5300 inhabitants.
Tías is the capital of a joint that includes some farming villages, housing disseminated as Masdache, Mácher, La Asomada, Vega de Tegoyo and Conil, but especially the oldest and most popular seaside resorts of Lanzarote, the resort Puerto del Carmen. The town - which had only 3,500 inhabitants in the 1970s - now has about 20,000 inhabitants, more than half for Puerto del Carmen. Most residents of the town are now working in tourism-related services.
Tías is proud of its tradition of Canarian wrestling, a representation appears on the shield of the city. This badge ship symbolizes the small port of La Tiñosa, became Puerto del Carmen, where was exported livestock and vegetables from the town and also to the end of the nineteenth century, the soap produced from a crop in the region, the common soda (Salsola soda) (barilla). The crest of the candle symbolizes the church of the town, Our Lady of Candlemas.
In Spanish “tías” literally means “aunts”; uncertain etymology claims that the place where the village is located would have called “las tías de Fajardo” because the aunts of a governor of Gran Canaria, Don Alonso Fajardo, would have lived there in their field. After the catastrophic volcanic eruptions, from 1730 to 1736 the inhabitants of the destroyed villages of the region Timanfaya came to settle here and founded this village; soon enough the village was simply named Tías.
The town of Tías is in the southeast of the island of Lanzarote, just 4 km from the coast. The resort is surrounded by a volcanic area formed of lava and gray slag, without scenery as spectacular as those of La Geria or the National Park Timanfaya. We can discover these landscapes by browsing the PR-LZ40 hiking trail that connects Tías in La Geria, with four different variants.
By LZ-2 road, Tías is located about 12 km west of the capital of the island, Arrecife, and 7 km from the airport Lanzarote. The resort of Puerto del Carmen is 5 km southwest of Tías and the resort Playa Blanca, 25 km west, at the end of the LZ-2 road.
Tías houses an interesting building: the church of Our Lady of La Candelaria, built in the late eighteenth century (1796), while Tías had received the title of parish. pinion to the front and it will be noted, inside the coffered ceiling. The master altarpiece is white and gilt polychrome wood.
Mácher is a farming village of about 1000 inhabitants, located 4 km west of Tías; houses - widely dispersed - the village are on either side of the LZ-2 road. North of the village are the mountain Guardilama (603 m) - the third highest relief of Lanzarote - and the mountain Tinasoria (503 m), where practice paragliding and hang gliding. The village grows tomatoes and onions, but most of the inhabitants work in Puerto del Carmen in the tourism industry. It can be seen Mácher a “female” mill (molina).
At Mácher on the LZ-2 road between Tías and Yaiza, is the restaurant La Tegala, run by chef Germán Blanco. The restaurant is located in a modernist building with large windows; the interior is modern, but the quality of the food has been praised by the Michelin Guide.