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The town of La Guancha in Tenerife. Crest (author Jerbez). Click to enlarge the image.La Guancha is a town dedicated to agriculture and has traditional cultural interests. His parish of Dulce Nombre de Jesús, dating from the seventeenth century, contains an altar of baroque style.

No doubt the space more valuable is the height of the peaks which is located park forest crown, this vast forested mass composed of Canarian pine.

A narrow strip of the town is included in the National Park of Teide. This is the area near the volcanoes of Montaña Abejera and Montaña Negra. There in the ravine of La Arena an area hosting holiday camps. To get there, you take the road from La Guancha to the forestry refuge by a dirt road about 8 km.

EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
La Guancha is named after Spanish explorers under Fernández de Lugo who saw this place an aboriginal Guanche (La Guancha in Spanish) who was drawing water at source. When she saw the soldiers she fled into the forest. The captain was so captivated by her beauty that he gave that place the name of La Guancha.


The town of La Guancha in Tenerife. Village location (author Jerbez). Click to enlarge the image.La Guancha is a municipality located in the north of the island of Tenerife.


Handcraft Handicraft Workshop of La Guancha
The Craft Workshop La Guancha began to function in 1987, fruit of the good acceptance that he had during the Fair of the Common Craft for all its editions.

Located in the Avenue Hipólito Sinforiano, number 4, it offers to the public during working hours (9 am to 13 pm and from 16 am to 19 pm) a full and varied range of rooms which are developed and exposed various samples pottery, raffia, basketry, openwork fabrics, weaving and embroidery. One can also attend demonstrations of cutting and making traditional costumes, clothes everyday and carnival.

Besides the exhibition and sale, the workshop even more important role if any, namely that of education: the initiation and development of craft techniques. It is no coincidence that the workshop welcomed the holding numerous courses, extremely varied, including that it is emphasized in "Recovering the weaver business."

Through this course were recovered a number of looms belonging to the municipality, which were those qu’utilisèrent assistants students. From that date, the activity developed in the Workshop increased, as people who were formed in this specialty craft continued to attend the course for this type of very busy work.

Therefore, the Crafts Workshop La Guancha is a place not to be missed for any visitor wishing to know the traditions and the essence of a people, where the first rule is to spread the wealth of Craft .

Hiking The Path of Water (Sendero del Agua)
The water path follows the course of the many canals that carry water galleries of the town. He travels a completely virgin area, crossing the forest mass and an area planted with trees. It starts at the forest refuge of La Guancha and ends in the village of El Pinalete. The walk takes about an hour and a half.
BathingCharco del Viento
Other valuable natural sites, we must mention the Charco del Viento, literally “the pond in the wind”, located in the village of Santa Catalina, which is a natural bathing area with crystalline waters and especially recommended for diving and the Peach.

Practical informationPractical information

The wines of La Guancha, golden, with a special taste, are popular.

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