Valsequillo

The municipality of Valsequillo is composed of various hamlets scattered along the GC-41.

 

Coincidentally, during our visit there is the almond blossom feast. We pay a visit to a local market in Tenteniguada. It is mainly a feast of and for the locals: a pig is roasted on the spit, we see the only cow during our visit, juice is squeezed from sugar cane and festively dressed ladies sell straw hats.

Varken aan het spit

Cactussap

Rieten hoedjes

In Valsequillo the Iglesia de San Miguel is the most important sight. Five wood carvings of Flemish origin can be seen in the library.

The Caldera de los Marteles is located on the territory of Valsequillo. The crater has a diameter of 500 meters and is 80 meters deep.

To get there you have to drive around the GC-132 and the GC-130. You can easily get to the crater from the Pico de los Nieves.

Telde

Telde has a rich history. Among the original inhabitants of the island it was one of the two kingdoms of the island (the capital of the other was in Galdar). There are also some archaeological sites nearby.

The center of the city is located around the Plaza de San Juan. In the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist) is part of the altar of Flemish origin. A triptych is also of Flemish origin.

 

Nearby is the Iglesia de San Pedro Martir, which currently serves as a cultural center. Walk to the Iglesia de San Francisco, which is located in a particularly nice neighborhood.