Tejeda Things to Do

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    The Parador of Cruz de Tejeda

    by Birsen Written Nov 19, 2009

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    The Parador of Cruz de Tejeda
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    The Parador of Cruz de Tejeda is located near the village bearing the same name at a height of 1,560 metres above sea level, almost in the exact centre of the island of Gran Canaria. Canary Islands - Las Palmas - Parador de Cruz de Tejeda - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores

    It is located in a mountainous area overlooking Roque Nublo and the gullies and cliffs leading down into the ocean.

    The building is outstanding for its magnificent views over the island and for the huge rock cross presiding over the entrance.

    Accommodation at this Parador consists of 43 twin bedrooms. The Hotel is equipped with air conditioning, heating, bar, conference suite, parking (without security) and a restaurant. Other facilities and services include children's play area, gymnasium, heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa and currency exchange.

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    Cruz de Tejeda

    by Birsen Written Nov 19, 2009

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    Cruz de Tejeda

    CRUZ DE TEJEDA - is a free and open area of the island. It's centrally located and up in the mountains.
    The most scenic part of Gran Canaria is found in the almost 2,000 meters up in the centre of the island on and around mount Tejeda. Alpine forests, the island's reservoirs, rocky mountains and the alpine climate are just some of the reasons to experience a day out to Tejeda.

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    Tejeda town

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    LOCATION: Mid–western part of Gran Canaria
    SURFACE AREA: 103,30 Km2
    HEIGHT: 1.050 m
    POPULATION: 2.565
    DISTANCE FROM THE CAPITAL CITY: 43,7 Km

    The council of Tejeda is situated in the centre of Gran Canaria, right in the highest region of the island.
    The mountain peaks of this municipality encircle the huge basin of Tejeda, which emerged from a huge subsidence crater, carved by water and full of volcanoes.
    The basalt monoliths, geological symbols of the island Gran Canaria, crown the mountains of Tejeda and are a must for tourists interested in nature.
    This breathtaking view was described as "the petrified storm" by the Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno.

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    Roque Bentayga

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    Roque Bentayga is one of the most unique rock formations on the island of Gran Canaria. It lies within the Tejeda crater, in the municipality of the same name, in the heart of the island.

    About roque settlements are the former Aboriginal, consisting of one hundred rooms caves, burials, silos, etc.. On the eastern side of the base of the rook is called "the Bentayga ALMOGAREN" construction that should be a place of worship of the aborigines. A stone wall that runs along the base of the rook by its eastern and southern sides could define the sacred space, although other sources indicate its use as a defensive stronghold. Have recently been issued several rock carvings in Libyan-Berber alphabet, though there are doubts about its authenticity.

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    Roque Nublo

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    Roque nublo and El Monje (the monk)

    Roque Nublo (Spanish meaning the "Rock Clouded") is a monolith feature that is 80 m tall. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the island of Gran Canaria.[citation needed] The elevation is 1,813 m ranking it second on the island and one of the tallest in the archipelago. It is municipally located in Tejeda a few kilometres from the town centre. It was formed from a volcanic eruption around 4,5 million years ago.

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    Magnificent views

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    Teide from Tejeda

    At this popular sightseeing attraction you will find bustling restaurants, shops selling autentic souvenirs and other local specialities and a man offering donkey rides. From the Parador Nacional, a state run inn at the fringe of the crater, and some other viewpoints in the nearby surroundings you will enjoy magnificent views over the island’s mountains and valleys. If you prefer it more peaceful, then you should not come here at weekends, as this is also a favourite excursion place for the locals.

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    CRUZ DE TEJEDA

    by Maria_75 Written Feb 4, 2005

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    View to Roque Bentayga from Cruz de Tejeda

    This is a small village situated higher up in the mountains from Tejeda. There is an amazing view of the highest mountaintops here, including Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga. On clear days you can also see the mountain of Teide on the neighbor island Tenerife.

    There are some restaurants and markets here, and if you're lucky you might even see donkeys, turkeys and peacocks wandering around... ;)

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    ROQUE NUBLO & ROQUE BENTAYGA

    by Maria_75 Written Feb 4, 2005

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    Tejeda with Roque Nublo in the background

    These are two very strange rock formations up in the mountains. They both had religious significance for the guanches that used to live here before the spanish conquest.

    Roque Bentayga is situated not so far from Tejeda, and this village is a good base if you want to go walking to Roque Bentayga.

    There are great views to both of these rock formations from both Tejeda and Cruz de Tejeda. On clear days you can also see the mountain of Teide on the neighbor island of Tenerife.

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    TEJEDA

    by Maria_75 Updated Feb 4, 2005

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    The church in Tejeda

    Tejeda is maybe one of the most beautiful and charming villages that I have seen so far on Gran Canaria. When you come driving down from the mountains you suddenly see some white houses clinging on to the hills, and you could easily drive straight past this village. But make a stop and go walking around here, you won't regret it!

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