Valsequillo de Gran Canaria -
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Valsequillo de Gran Canaria is mostly known for its tranquil and natural environment.

In its town centre you shouldn't miss San Michael's Church and Colmenar Cavalry Barracks…this is an old military outpost!

However what makes this area special is its canyon like ravines…like Barranco de los Cernicalos…and its fertile volcanic craters which you can walk all the way down to.

And if you're coming around Febuary the landscape is just covered with blooming almond flowers!

What to Visit?

As you walk down its streets you'll get to the Church of San Miguel, which is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel.

If you come to Valsequillo you shouldn't miss visiting Colmenar Cavalry Barracks either. This is a military outpost which was built in 1530. Officers used to live in the left wing while you had the troops living in the right wing…just above the stable...

Colmenar Cavalry Barracks in Grand Canary island


Valsequillo is known for its natural beauty and its blossoming almond trees. We recommend you visit Barranco de los Cernícalos.

This is a deep canyon style ravine which was formed by Las Cañada's volcanic activity. And it is great for outdoor activities. If you're into hiking make sure you bring your boots with you! There are a number of interesting paths around the canyon.

Barranco de los Cernícalos in Grand Canaria

There are also two volcanic craters you can visit here…Caldera de Tenteniguada and La Caldera de Los Marteles. Both of them are very fertile and wet which makes them ideal for agriculture. So if you walk down to the bottom of the craters don't be surprised to find cows walking around.

La Caldera de Los Marteles

One last place you won't want to miss is the viewpoint of Mirador del Helechal. It's located at the peak of the mountain with its same name and has beautiful views.

How to get here?

By Car
Just take the GC-1 to Telde. From Telde simply drive up the GC-41. The roads are well signposted, but click here if you need a map of Gran Canaria.

First you'll need to get to Telde. If you are in Las Palmas you can take the 12 bus. From the south…from Faro de can take 90 bus. Once in Telde you can either take the 13 bus which goes to San Mateo or the 43 bus.


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