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Fortaleza de Chipude

Fortaleza de Chipude (Chipude, Vallehermoso) — this table-shaped summit (1,240 meters in height), which can only be accessed by a narrow path that exists between the rocks, was used as a refuge for the islanders in previous times. It is located toward the center of the island (within the vicinity of the village of Chipude, […]

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Chorros de Epina

Chorros de Epina – this site is a fountain consisting of seven wood briar pipes that emanate spring water. According to local legend, its water has healing properties. In previous times, wealthy families from Vallehermoso province would send their servants to Epina to draw water from this fountain, To confirm that the water they received […]

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Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes (Garojonay National Park, 38830 La Palmita) — the white Chapel of Lourdes and its tiny delicate bell is found in the middle of the dense El Cedro forest along the most emblematic footpath of Garajonay National Park: the walk through the El Cedro Forest. To get to this must-see […]

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Casa de la Miel de Palma

Casa de la Miel de Palma (Caserio Aldama 80, 38852 Alojera) – this museum shows the variety of products that can be made strictly from palm trees: From the trunk, they make beehives and trays for the animals. From the palm leaves, they make mats, baskets and also roofs for houses. And the best part… […]

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Casa de la Aduana

Casa de la Aduana (Plaza de la Constitución, Calle de Medio, 38800 San Sebastián) – this one-time customs house is connected to Christopher Columbus’s first stay in La Gomera before his first voyage to the Americas. The well within this property once contained water that he drew from and took to the Americas, and blessed […]

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Casa de Colón

Casa de Colón (Calle Real, 56, 38800 San Sebastián) – this is a medieval house that’s built around a courtyard. There’s a permanent exhibit of pre-Columbian sculptures (mainly from Ecuadorian & Peruvian indigenous groups). Local legend said that Christopher Columbus once lived here, before his first voyage to the Americas (although there’s no proof of […]

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Archaeological Museum of La Gomera

Archaeological Museum of La Gomera (Casa de los Echeverrías, Calle Torres Padilla 6, 38800 San Sebastián) – this museum, known locally as MAG, is housed in a typical Canary Island building near La Asunción Church Square (a 17th century building that was a former residence of the 18th century Basque native Don Miguel de Echeverría, […]

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Alto de Garajonay

Alto de Garajonay (La Palmita, 38869 Agulo) — Gara and Jonay, so the myth goes, were the Canarian version of Romeo and Juliet. Gara was from the town of Agulo (La Gomera) and Jonay from the neighboring island of Tenerife. When their parents forbade them to see each other again, they ran away but were […]

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Agulo

Agulo – this is a village on the north end of La Gomera that’s surrounded by banana plantations. This village is known as “the green balcony” by the locals, and is made up of two parts: Agulo Casco is located in the lower part of the area, whereas the village center Agulo, founded in the […]