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The town of Hermigua in La Gomera. Crest (author Jerbez). Click to enlarge the image.The city of Agulo in La Gomera. Click to enlarge the image.The small town of Hermigua is all in length and extends from the top of the valley to the sea.

Old tradition, the Office of the city is inhabited by the former tenant farmers and peasants. Lower part, El Valle Bajo, includes the large landowners.

Going down to the harbor, a small road on the right leads to the “Piscina” natural pool housed at the foot of the huge cliff near the ruins of an old pier that received the banana boats. The place is charming and wild with great views of Tenerife.

Hermigua is the second city of the island of La Gomera.


The town of Hermigua in La Gomera. Village location (Jerbez author) The city of Agulo in La Gomera. Click to enlarge the image.Hermigua is located in the north of the island of La Gomera, about 20 km from San Sebastián by sinuous roads and often impressive, and 5 km from Agulo.


Monastery The monastery Saint Dominic (Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán)
The St. Dominic church and monastery of the same name, located in Valle Alto, overlooking the central part of the city, were built between 1515 and 1520.
ViewpointMirador de La Carbonera
We arrive at the gazebo along the northern route to Hermigua from San Sebastián (the road runs along the left bank of the barranco de la Villa). After three short tunnels are met with a fourth a little longer, the tunnel of the Cumbre. One is struck by the abrupt change in vegetation: the somewhat barren and rocky landscape is covered with abundant greenery. Just after this tunnel, the Mirador de La Carbonera offers a splendid view of the interior of the island.
By taking the road towards Vallehermoso, you can see below, since one of the landscaped views, the hamlet of Lepe, surrounded by banana plantations, which has some beautiful old houses.
RockRoques de San Pedro
The town of Hermigua in La Gomera. Roques de San Pedro. Click to enlarge the image.

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Hermigua is located in the most water-rich valley of La Gomera. Throughout the year, the city is supplied with water from El Cedro by the Río del Cedro. everywhere one sees on its flanks meander long supply pipes.

It is for this reason that Hermigua mainly lives on agriculture: the cultivated terraces of small vines surfaces and, further down the valley banana plantations are countless.

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