The chapel of Our Lady of the Snows (Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves)
A walk along the streets leading to the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Snows, which houses a masterpiece of Flemish painting: the central panel of this triptych of the sixteenth century, attributed to the Flemish painter Joos van Cleve, represents the Madonna and Child (Tríptico de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves). The parish church of Agaete houses the two side portions with St. Francis and St. Anthony.
The triptych is presented as a whole once a year, on the occasion of the Bajada de la Rama, the Branch party, an ancestral rite of rainmaking, which takes place from 4 to 7 August. This festival is a dance that lasts hours and during which thousands of dancers go from the mountains to the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves, carrying tree branches until they reach the edge of the sea.
The Finger of God (El Dedo de Dios)
From Puerto de las Nieves, one could observe the Roque Partido or Dedo de Dios (God’s Finger), a monolith while length that arose from the ocean, in the shape of a hand and an index finger pointing to the sky .
The “Finger of God”, the emblem of the resort, was swept away by a storm in the fall of 2005, leaving only the hand.