Things to do

In "La Vega de San Mateo", you will find several protected areas, such as "Camaretas" and "Hoya de Gamonal" that you should definitely visit. Important are also "Los Pozos de las Nieves" (the highest point of the island) and the glen’s route "La Mina" (water runs all year-round through this glen and you can find traces of laurel forest vegetation and of original water mills). In the centre of the town a visit of the agricultural market is a must (here small farmers sale directly their products, but only on Saturdays and Sundays). The local church, the "Molino de gofio" (typical, Canarian corn flour) and the ethnographic museum "Cho Limones" where you can see traditional objects and tools belonging to rural areas, are also worth seeing.



Old Town

The landmark buildings are the Church of San Mateo, the "Ermita" of Lourdes, the Alameda de Santa Ana and the City Hall.

A walk through the old town of San Mateo makes it essential to visit the Church of La Vega de San Mateo, located on the Main Street. It has a bell donated by emigrants from Cuba. The top center is crowned by a total of three bells, which was designed by José Luján Pérez. Its construction was completed in 1895.

The "Alameda Santa Ana", located next to the church was built in 1943. Currently complies with the Town Hall and the Church a set of neo-Canarian style. The "Ermita de Lourdes" has the same name as the Virgin of Lourdes and is honored each year in Vega de San Mateo.

The agricultural and handicraft market of San Mateo is one of the most traditional markets of Gran Canaria. It is held every Saturday and Sunday. One part is for agricultural products of the area, while in the other local crafts and different articles are presented.

Puntos de interés / Point of Interest

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  • El Arenal, 36
  • San Mateo 35320
  • Gran Canaria, España
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