Teror is a pretty little town which is found in the north of Gran Canaria and it is a suburb of Las Palmas. The municipality of Teror is named after the town of Teror where the Virgen del Pino celebrations take place every year on September 7th.
Teror is renowned for its mineral water and to a lessor extent for its crafts and agriculture. Since this charming place is so close to Las Palmas, you might as well visit Teror if you are visiting the island’s capital too. The church at the centre of Teror is the Basilica de la Virgen del Pino and admission is free between 8am and 12pm and from 2pm until 6pm. The centrepiece inside is the 15th century carving of the Virgen de la Nieve.
If you visit during the first week of September for the festival, you should note that cars are not allowed to drive into the town, so plan accordingly. The reason for this is that a lot of people make a pilgrimage to the church, believing the Virgen has special healing powers, so the paths and roads are full.
The weekly market takes place in Teror every Sunday and it is believed to be the most original market on the island so you might like to pay a visit. If you go, buy the sweets made by the nuns of the Cistercian Order and some Teror chorizo (soft pork sausage).
Some of the best examples of Colonial style architecture can be found here and some of the houses on the main square date back to the 1500s, so it is almost like going back in time.