Isle of Gran Canaria

Gáldar, Gran Canaria

On the west side of the islands north shore we find Gáldar.

Galdar map A large part of this town is built on the slopes of the "montaña de Gáldar", the mountain of galdar.

The rest of this municipality lays on a valley next to it. The main activity in Gáldar is agriculture. Bananas, tomatoes and the famous onions of Gáldar are the most comercialized agricultural goods of this town.

The places worth to visit in the Galdar municipality are:

the museum of "Antonio Padrón", wich was a well know canarian painter born in this town. Opened in 1971 it has about 128 artistic works, like paintings, sculptures, etc.

The ethnographic museum of "Barranco Hondo" wich is built in a natural cave where traditional canarian good and ancient farming tools.

Another attraction is the church Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros. This church is built in the baroque style dates from the 18th century. It is a jewel and all the culture interested holiday makers should visit it. It is a must on your Gran Canaria vacation.