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The village of Tafira in Gran Canaria

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Tafira is an exclusive residential area of Las Palmas. The English settled there when they arrived in the island of Gran Canaria.

colonial mansions.


Tafira is located southwest of Las Palmas.


Botanical Garden The garden Canario or Botanical Garden Viera y Clavijo
Gran Canaria We can not leave without a full day at the Botanical Garden Tafira which is located in the barranco de Guiniguada. This garden also possesses many euphorbias and cacti from Africa and the Americas, a unique collection of Canarian flora All euphorbias, all (or almost) the Aeonium Canarian, excluding Limonium, Sonchus, Ceropegia, Echium and Dracaena...

In addition, a trail was built along the eastern side of the barranco to discover local flora in pleasant conditions.

Strombolian volcano Crater Bandama (Caldera de Bandama)
The village of Tafira in Gran Canaria. Pico de Bandama. Click to enlarge the image.Close to Tarifa is located the Caldera de Bandama; it’sa a 1 km wide and 200 m deep crater.

A viewpoint provides perfectly observe the crater and the Barranco de Guayadeque.

KnowledgeHistory, geography, arts, traditions, flora ...

Botanical Garden Tafira was founded in 1952.

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