What can be finer, than May rest in the most beautiful corner of a planet on the Canary Islands? The archipelago filled in with the warm sun and attracts on the beaches, and the ocean breeze caressing skin and transparent turquoise water promise a pleasant cool. Each of seven Canary Islands is capable to present to you unforgettable emotions and impressions. A particular advantage that there is a set of wonderful places which can be visited free of charge.
The biggest island as a part of the Canary archipelago – the house of the highest point of Spain, a volcano to Teyda (Teide) whom by all means it is necessary to see in all its magnificence from one of observation decks of the island, and is even better – to visit this dozing huge volcano towering on 3718 meters above sea level. The road to it lies through national park, whose nature is unique: thanks to a fantastic landscape of this place here shot the film «Star wars»!
Garachiko’s (Garachico) mountain ponds, the surprising gorge the Mask (Masca), the mysterious San Miguel lock (Castillo San Miguel) – wonderful places and not to count! On a wood glade Vilaflor (Vilaflor), for example, grows in the area "Drago’s" oldest tree. On a legend it sprouted from blood of the killed of dragons and by calculations to it more than 5000 years.
One of the most recognizable buildings of the island – a concert hall of Auditorio-de-Tenerife (Auditorio de Tenerife) at which surely it is necessary to look. The construction is considered one of the most considerable works of modern architecture.
Really the paradise island, hospitable and friendly, it is ideally suited for pedestrian walks on mountain tracks. To begin island survey better with walk on there is no time sacred places of "Rokyyu Nublo" (Roque Nublo) that in transfer the window at the sky» sounds as «, and then to rise to the very top and to carry out the sun sinking in clouds.
The area Vegeta (Vegeta) – the unique place where the last "old Canary" corner of a life and an architectural originality of the capital remained: Columbus’s house; Sacred Anna’s (Catedral de Santa Ana) cathedral; Santo Domingo’s (Santa Domingo) churches and San Agustin (San Agustin); a little часовен and, of course, the market Las Palmas (Las Palmas) – all this in any way cannot be disregarded. For certain your imagination will strike also the most beautiful beach Playa Amadores (Playa de los Amadores) with the purest white sand and improbable color water in an environment of rocks. A local pearl of the island is the church Iglesia de San Juan Batista (Iglesia de San Juan Bautista), in the small town Arekas (Arecas). Its huge windows from color glass especially will be pleasant to fans of Gothic culture. In Maspalamose (Maspalomas) do not lose sight of the oldest beacon of the XIX century.
On this island there come judges of lonely rest and untouched natural landscapes. It is one of the highest islands on a planet, whose main sight is the national park the Caldera to de Taburiyenta (Caldera de Taburiente), located in the island center. On all territory of park numerous foot tracks are laid. The highest on the island an observation deck – Piko-de-la-Krus (Pico De La Cruz), is located on the mountain Muchasos (Roque de los Muchachos) from which the tremendous view of a landscape and a volcano crater opens. Among the recommended places for visit – La-Sarsa in which there are caves with rock paintings of an ancient tribe «бенахоарес», and rocky walls of the gorge of Barranko-del-Agua (Barranco de Agua de Dios) which will much surprise with the trees and ferns – them by right it is possible to consider the area as the real live minerals.
To admire beaches with black sand glance in Puerto-Naos (Puerto Naos).
From sign places it is necessary to visit Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina) where about one today the fortress which at the time of a piracy protected the city from attacks remained; beaches in Puerto-Naos where on the coastline water excites black volcanic sand; well and, of course, the capital Santa Cruz Islands where ancient small streets of the city an intricate network run up through marvelous inhabited constructions. On the area of Spain you can see at once some ancient constructions: Church of the Savior, with a high belltower constructed in 1503, the Town hall in style of the Italian Renaissance of 1569 and a stone fountain of 1776.
The tiniest and most western of islands of the Canary archipelago long since was considered as the world’s end. The capital of the island is to Valverda (Valverde) and this city literally rolls in magnificent greens. From Malpaso’s (Malpaso) high peak the fantastic panorama on all island opens.
In the mozhzhevelovy woods of El-Sabinar (El Sabinar) you for certain can experience all antiquity of the island. Canary Sabinalyi – very unusual and valuable plants with the braided trunk, and also an island symbol – Garoye’s (Garoe) trees which on a legend evaporated moisture from the leaves here grow, supplying, thus, indigenous people with drinking water. On a lava of the cape Orchilya it is possible to see the most western beacon of Spain, Faro-de-Orchiyya (Faro de la Orchilla) where the mark of a zero meridian is established. In a small village Sabinosa (Sabinosa) who represents the typical Canary architecture, all houses are painted in white color and are in an environment of various gardens and bushes. There and church of Virgin Mary Uteshitelnitsy shaking on the beauty – at it more than century history.
Observation decks also are worthy: from Tanayar’s (El Mirador de Tanajara) observation deck, the tremendous view of the island South opens, and with Playas (El Mirador de las Playas) you can carefully consider the landscapes stretched at feet of mountains.
The oldest island of the Canary archipelago – a favourite place of serfer from all over the world, and also a place for quiet and family rest. As well as on other Canary Islands, there are no venomous snakes and insects, mammals dangerous to the person are not found, it is not necessary to be afraid to catch any exotic infection and to do obligatory inoculations.
The island center – Puerto-del-Rosario (Puerto del Rosario), or «Port of Roses» which once called «goat port» because of herds of local goats passing by it. Goats are considered as the real symbol of the island and an integral part of its landscapes: on the island it is more than them than people.
Mills which can be met here everywhere, symbolize richness of the island and its prosperity is Fuerteventura’s one more symbol. One of the most beautiful settlements of the island – Betankury’s (Betancuria) located in a crater of an extinct volcano the village, was earlier the island capital. In its northern part there are ruins of the oldest monastery, and Pozo del Diablo’s (El Pozo del Diablo) number, «a devil hollow» where according to a legend the Satan was chained to the rock and dragged stones for construction of this monastery.
The island of the fire-spitting mountains, which main sight – lunar landscapes. It is the most unusual island of the Canary archipelago which does not leave you indifferent: not striking architecture, harmony between the nature and the person, unearthly landscapes on which many films about novel are shot by the person of a planet.
Old times of architecture Kastilyo-de-San Jose (Castillo de San Jose) erected in 1779 on a high basalt ledge will please to fans, and the North to Lansarota is known as «A valley of one thousand palm trees»: all island before eruptions was such.
On the southern coast of the island, in Papagayo’s (Papagayo) bay, there are best beaches with snow-white sand and crystal-clear water. On Lansarota you can see also the most unusual vineyards in the world, located directly in the middle of the volcanic desert.
As the island became the last parking of seafarer Christopher Columbus before travel to coast of the New World, the island quite often call «Columbus’s island». It very much differs on spirit and a way of life, is rendered much less habitable, more провинциален. The island is loved by the ecotourists plowing its woods with backpacks behind the back. It – unique in the archipelago where there are no traces of volcanic activity.
San Sebastian de La Homer (San Sebastian de la Gomera) – the island capital. To the West from a city square Plas de las Amerikas (Plaza De Las Americas) is the Count tower constructed by the first Spanish governor still in 1447. The main church of the island carries Iglesy de Asunsyon’s (La Iglesia de la Asuncion) name. According to historical data, in this church Christopher Columbus prayed before continuation of the travel. Other interesting sight of the capital – Agud’s (el Pozo de la Aguada) well, on it it is possible to read an inscription: «America was крещена water from this source».
To understand spirit of the cities or islands – it is not so obligatory to go on museums. All their air is impregnated with centuries-old history and soul. The main thing here – to open eyes more widely, to listen and behold. To hear a spirit of the age and to understand wisdom of a universe, it is necessary to arrive and open for itself the most ancient archipelago.