November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This town, founded in 1499, which had been at one time the most important part of the island was buried in 1706 by a volcanic eruption which ended its days of splendour. At present Garachico is a town full of colour and contrasts with paved streets and buildings of great historical value. It stands in a peculiar semi-circular shape on the tip of a tongue of lava.

A few dozen metres out to sea there is a small rocky volcanic isle which a past violent volcanic eruption left in its wake. Among the most important monuments of Garachico are the castle of San Miguel built by the sea to repel piracy in the sixteenth century, the church of Santa Ana, the convents of San Francisco and Santo Domingo and the palace of Conde de la Gomera.

Garachico, Tenerife

Garachico, Tenerife

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