According to the description of Leonardo Torriani in "Descrizione e Storia del Regno delle Isole Canarie" (1588) the island of Gran Canaria in the past it was so fertile and abundant of goods that it was enough to sustain almost sixty thousand souls in such a small space of land, without any help from another place. … Continue reading The Origins of Gran Canaria
Buenlugar, aka "Nice place" in Spanish! Here's why this little town of 779 habitants (2009) is a must-to-see place in Gran Canaria! First things to know: Buenlugar it's located in the north of the island, in the jurisdiction of Firgas, and it's divided in the district of Buenlugar, Itara and La Pamilla. You can easily get here from … Continue reading Buenlugar, in Firgas! A name, a meaning…
It sounds pompous, I know... but I'm trying to express the reality of an island here, with this blog, so these words are appropriate. Let's check why! 😉 The history of Moya starts as a religious and agricultural settlement all along the side of the Doramas Mountain (600 mts). The name comes from a species of … Continue reading Villa de Moya: a rural shiny diamond
Let's go... backward! It's important to know a little bit of history, before coming to Canary Islands. In this historical period, the interests of the cultural council of Gran Canaria are related to the North-West of the island... where it was found not only the Painted Cave of Galdar, but a lot of rests more … Continue reading Atis Tirma! (The last warrior: Bentejuì)
The history of the Canarian ancient populations is still full of mystery and hidden parts. In this article, I'd like to examine more in depth the language and alphabet that they were using daily, because it's one of the most important discovery of the modern age. Recently the Govern of the Island of Gran Canaria dedicates … Continue reading The language of Canaries (Tamazight Culture)
This route will leave you breathless! It's a particular suggestion for those of you that are spending their holidays in Las Palmas, or even in the south of Gran Canaria, but decide for one day to stay out of the crowd and the shouts on the beach. It's a little treasure that Gran Canaria offers … Continue reading Caldera de Bandama (a walk in the volcano)
This is a route for one day, but if you've time enough it's better to take a van and enjoy some days more... So wherever you're having your holidays on Gran Canaria it will be easy for you to reach the town of Gáldar, in the North West. Maybe you're staying in Las Palmas and … Continue reading The “Circle Road” of North-West (Gáldar, Puerto de Sardina and Mount Amagro)
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It's very important to understand what you CAN or you CAN'T do with your car according to the Spanish Legislation. For example, I'm talking about where you can park in the cities like Las Palmas: blue lines (you have to pay at the cashier), green lines (online subscribe here, only for residents) and white lines … Continue reading Spanish Laws for Parking: “Estacionar o Acampar”?
Talking about wonderful places that you can visit in Gran Canaria, it's mandatory not to forget about Veneguera Beach. Soon you'll discover why this beach is my favorite too, first on the top 10 of the best sea places here. Let's start with some tips: On the weekend it's common to have more people in … Continue reading Adventure to Veneguera Beach (West Coast, Gran Canaria)