Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Why Visit Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Tejeda is a pretty village located in the center of the island of Gran Canaria. Gorgeous mountains surround Tejeda. From there you can contemplate the famous peaks of ROQUE NUBLO and ROQUE BENTAYGA.

There are many cute villages in Gran Canaria, such as Terror, Firgas or Fataga, however, Tejeda is our favorite one.

Check out this post for more information about what to see in Tejeda.


Key Takeaways from a Visit to Tejeda in Gran Canaria:

Most Beautiful Village in Spain: We are not the only ones who think Tejeda is a charming village. Tejeda is actually on the list of “the most beautiful villages in Spain”!
– Great views: The village is located on one of the highest points of Gran Canaria with a direct view of the two most important geographical symbols of the island: the Natural Monument of Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga.
– Peaceful visit: Tejeda is an ideal destination if you are seeking natural beauty and a peaceful escape with cultural depth.

Best Things to See in Tejeda

1. Wander through the town

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Like always when visiting villages in Gran Canaria, take your time to stroll through the village. There are beautiful traditional houses, many restaurants and cafes, small markets, a church etc. But simply take your time to observe the local life and feel the Canarian culture.

It doesn’t take too long to walk around the village. But count at least 1 hour to visit Tejeda.

Location: here

2. Check out the amazing view

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Tejeda is also famous for its view of the mountains of Gran Canaria and the distinctive peaks of Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga.

The best viewpoint, we think, is at Plaza Mirador del Ayuntamiento (location). From there you will have a wonderful panorama of Gran Canaria and at the bottom the village with all the white houses and red tiles. Simply stunning!

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

In the heart of Tejeda, you will find a gorgeous church called Parroquia De Nuestra Señora Del Socorro (location). The church was originally founded in 1648. It is dedicated to the Beata Virgin del Soccoro. Sadly the church was destroyed in a fire in 1920.

Apparently, someone carelessly handed a candle inside the church… The church has since been rebuilt to its former glory. It is a beautiful place to visit in Tejeda.

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

If you are in Gran Canaria at the end of January, you cannot miss one of the most popular traditional festivals in the Canary Islands, the Almond Blossom Festival. This is really something unique! We had no idea about this event, but while driving through Gran Canaria in January we noticed the beautiful flowers at the almond trees pretty much everywhere.

In Tejeda particularly, you can admire the beautiful almond blossoms.

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Tejeda has many delicious restaurants along the main road facing the mountains of Gran Canaria. Most restaurants offer Canarian specialties serving lamb, beef, potato-based dishes, watercress soups and of course, el potaje canario a famous stew served in the Canary Islands.

We recommend having lunch at Tasca Bar La Dorotea (location).

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

There are many museums in Tejeda. One of them is the Abraham Cárdenes Sculpture Museum. Abraham Cárdenes was a local artist born in Tejeda. The museum showcases some of his most famous sculptures.

There is also an Ethnographic Museum, to understand more the history of Gran Canaria.

You can also check out the Medicinal Plants Centre, where you can discover many plants, herbs, and flowers and their respective benefits.

Finally check out Museo Tipico Canario Tres Cruces. There you can see a wonderful collection of artifacts from life on the island dating back to the 19th century.

What to do in Gran Canaria

In the center of the island, you will find the third highest peak on the island of Gran Canaria, but also the most symbolic one: Roque Nublo. This is a monolith measuring 80 meters high and located at 1,813 meters above sea level. Overlooking Tejeda, it provides a splendid 360° view of the lunar and desert landscape surrounding the massif: an exceptional excursion!

To get there, simply park your car at the free parking and hike for about 3km to reach Roque Nublo.

Location: here

2. Roque Betayga

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

This mountain is one of the most popular places for tourists visiting Gran Canaria. You can explore the beautiful surroundings and make a stop by the Bentayga Visitor Center where you can learn about the history of this area and its inhabitants.

The hike to the rock is not very difficult, but you will need good hiking shoes.

Location: here

Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Well, this can easily apply to the hotels in Tejeda. There aren’t many choices in Tejeda. However, there is one really stunning place to stay.

And this place is called Parador de Cruz de Tejeda. Just check out their pool directly facing the mountains of Gran Canaria, the view is breathtaking. But everything in Parador de Cruz de Tejeda is in the details. You will feel so comfortable staying there. You can book directly here.

In conclusion about Tejeda

Tejeda in Gran Canaria

Tejeda is a lovely village located in the center of Gran Canaria. This village is calm and full of charm, surrounded by a landscape of mountains, ravines, and the famous Roque Nublo, a symbol of the island. It is an ideal place for a rural getaway during your stay in Gran Canaria.

We highly recommend adding Tejeda to your itinerary when visiting Gran Canaria.

We wrote a full post about things to do in Gran Canaria here to help you prepare for your trip.

If you have any questions about Tejeda or Gran Canaria, feel free to leave a comment below.

All our posts about the Canary Islands can be found here.


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