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Tetir is a farming village to the center of the island of Fuerteventura; The village has about 800 inhabitants and is part of the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.


The village of Tetir is located in the middle of a fertile plain, dominated to the north by the mountain Temejereque (511 m).

Tetir is 9.5 km northwest of the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario. The resort is located on the FV-10 road, the old main road linking Puerto del Rosario to Corralejo.

Shortly before Tetir on the FV-10 road was the old airport of the island, in the resort of Los Estancos; the track of the airport led straight on the road and traffic had to be stopped at each takeoff and each landing aircraft. On the left side of the road you can still see the two buildings of the old airport that are still standing.


Village The village of Tetir
The village of Tetir in Fuerteventura. The Saint Dominic church. Click to enlarge the image.A beautiful avenue lined with palm trees and beautiful traditional houses with balconies testify that Tetir once enjoyed a certain prosperity thanks to its ocher and fertile land where cereals and prickly pears were grown in terraced fields. Today many of these fields are abandoned.

On the vast Plaza Juan Rodriguez, where stands the church of St. Dominic, a statue recalls that Juan Rodriguez y Gonzáles (1825-1893), the founder of the Bank of the Canaries (Banco de Canarias), was born in Tetir. Another statue honors timple player (a stringed instrument typical of the Canary Islands), a sculpture by Juan Miguel Cubas.

It is hard to imagine that this little town was asleep even - until 1925 - the joint capital of which was the current party capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario, who was then called Puerto de Cabras. But Puerto de Cabras, whose population had increased significantly, became an independent municipality in 1835; the rivalry between the two towns gave rise between the years 1876 and 1899, a series of territorial conflicts which were finally resolved in favor of Tetir. But in 1926, it is Tetir - and Casillas del Ángel - which was included in the municipality of Puerto de Cabras.

ChurchThe Church of St. Dominic (Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán)
The Church of St. Dominic was built in 1745 and became a parish church in 1777; white steeple, very characteristic, with angles in dark volcanic stone, was built in 1883.

The interior of the church contains a beautiful baroque altarpiece of the eighteenth century, partly gilded, with interesting paintings.

The festivities of St. Dominic held on August 4 at Tetir.

The village of Tetir in Fuerteventura. The Saint Dominic church. Click to enlarge the image in Adobe Stock (new tab).The village of Tetir in Fuerteventura. The Saint Dominic church. Click to enlarge the image in Adobe Stock (new tab).The village of Tetir in Fuerteventura. The Saint Dominic church. Click to enlarge the image in Adobe Stock (new tab).
MountainThe mountain Temejereque
The village of Tetir in Fuerteventura. The Temejereque mountain (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.1.5 km northwest of Tetir, a small road of 3.5 km long, through the hamlet of Tamariche, lets get into car to the top of the mountain Temejereque, north of Tetir. This service road serves the telecommunications station being at the top of the mountain. From the top you have a beautiful view over large parts of the island.

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