Telde (Telde)

Telde (Telde) – City in the eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, 13 km from Las Palmas. This is the second largest city of the island with a population of 99 201 people (2008).

Telde in antiquity was the capital of one of the two native kingdoms (Guangchi) before the arrival of the Spaniards. Here lived the last king of the Guangchi Doramas.

The city is interested in the historic center with an area Plaza de San Juan (Plaza de San Juan), which is located in the shade of old large trees and is surrounded by beautiful colonial style houses painted in green and white colors, with exquisite carved balconies.

Telde (Telde)

One of the main attractions of Telde is Basilica San Juan Batista (Basilica de San Juan Bautista), built on the site of the XVIII century chapel. Here interest is the Flemish gold-plated wooden altar of the 16th century, the image of Christ on which is made of corn cobs donated by Mexican Indians.

4 km from the city rises Mount Montanya de Qoatro Purrtas (La MontañA de Las Cuatro Puertas), on the northern slope of which near a large cave with four entrances is an esphlanade. This is a playground, where once Guangchi held meetings of the Council. Mountain is named so in four outputs. Inside, in the caves, long before the arrival of the Spaniards Guangchi buried the mummy of their kings.

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