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The town of Santa María de Guía in Gran Canaria

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Santa María de Guía is a town established on a rocky coastline, where erosion has been the key factor in the creation of its cliffs.


Santa María de Guía is located 25 km from the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It covers 42.59 square kilometers and is located 180 m above sea level.


ChurchThe parish church
The parish church in the neo-classical façade is flanked by two lateral towers. Its interior houses of important works of art, such as altarpieces and icons of the sculptor José Luján Pérez, a native of the place.
Chapel The Saint-Roch chapel (Ermita de San Roque)
The Saint-Roch chapel is located on the Plaza de San Roque, on the heights of the city. This is a relatively modern neoclassical building in lime and local stone.
Chapel The Saint Sebastian chapel (Ermita de San Sebastián)
The San Sebastian hermitage is located in the Barranco de Las Garzas. Typical Canarian building dating from the seventeenth century, it is considered a magnificent example of Canarian religious architecture.
Manor The house Quintana (Casa de Los Quintana)
The House Quintana is an example of the architecture of the Santa María de Guía. Located on the Plaza Mayor, its construction dates back to the seventeenth century. Canarian balcony Note wood and shield the names of families Guanarteme and Quintana.
Attic The Monastery of Valerón (Cenobio de Valerón)
The “monastery” of Valerón was a fortified collective attic where ancient tribes of Gran Canaria could keep the surplus of their crops thanks to its many caves in stone.

In these silos are associated “pintaderas” clay seals that likely, among other uses, were used to identify them by brand owners of grain warehouses.

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It must taste the famous flower cheeses made with sheep’s milk and flower Scots thistle.

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