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THE VILLAGE OF SAN NICOLAS DE TORENTINO Print E-mail

LA ALDEA DE SAN NICOLAS

It has dense vegetation, with cliffs and extensive plains making the Village of San Nicolas one of the most wonderful places in Gran Canaria in addition to being one of the most important and beautiful views of the island. Whilst ascending San Nicolas it is easy to see why it is considered one the most beautiful and intimate corners of the entire island. There are steep cliffs and vegetation characterized by palm trees and green shrubs showing the abundance and wealth that this zone has to offer. Incredible mountain succession, cliffs and slopes that start to disappear once we approach the village, and where the sea becomes calm.

 

 

 

It is a cosy place, with a population of not much more than 8,000 inhabitants. Most of the inhabitants have always lived here, basing their economy on agriculture, cattle, fishing and in the arrival of tourists, offering them their own products, or cooking for them in small restaurants arranged in their own homes. It is wonderful to see the hospitality of these people who have not lost the good Canarian customs and traditions.

 

Each 11 of September the village celebrates the “Fiesta del Charco” (Celebration of the puddle), remembering the old custom of the village consisting in fishing using a technique that narcotises the fish with the plant sap of thistles and tabaibas (Euphorbia family).

Something to emphasize about this colourful place is that it hasn’t changed with time, conserving almost intact all its patrimony, like great balconies of the 18th century or the original paving stones in the main square.

 

 

 
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15 October 2018




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