Sensational San Bartolome de Tirajana holidays
With its captivating history and scenic surroundings, it’s little surprise that holidays to San Bartolome de tirjana are so popular. This small town is located in the heart of Gran Canaria, making it particularly popular for those seeking a much-needed dose of winter sun on a short haul getaway. Interestingly, the town is also nestled within a volcanic crater, with an altitude of 850 meters. One thing is for sure - you’re guaranteed good views!
As you’ll gather from its lush vegetation and stunning surroundings, San Bartolome de Tiraja is renowned for its local produce. Almonds, plums, peaches and cherries are all grown throughout the region, so be prepared to tuck into plenty of fruit. If you’re not convinced by getting your 5 a day, you may want to sample a taste of the town’s best exports - Guindilla is a delicious cherry liqueur, whilst Mejunje is a sweet concoction of rum, honey and lemon.
Action and adventure
While you can easily spend your holidays to San Batholome de Tirajana leisurely strolling through its beautiful streets and soaking up the atmosphere, there are plenty of things to do for action-led holidaymakers. Due to the town’s high altitude and picturesque setting, it is a favourite among those who love to hike. There are many ancient paths that meander through the area and since they’ve been recently renovated and opened to the public, many are keen to don their hiking boots and walk the trail.
Travellers craving a new holiday might want to try the horseriding as San Barthome de Tirajana proudly lends itself to an adventurous gallop across the mountains. There is even a prestigious riding school located in Las Palmas suitable for everyone from beginners to seasoned horseriders. Sioux City, an adventure park in Maspolamas even has a wild-west-style horse show for visitors to enjoy. Marvel at these impressive riders before saddling up and giving them a run for their money yourself!
San Bartome de Tirajana has a considerable heritage and there are plenty of historical attractions as a result. If you really want to immerse yourself in the culture of the town, head straight for the centre where you’ll find it’s traditional focal point; Iglesia de San Bartholome. Built in 1860; this stunning church is still at the heart of the community today and with its wooden vaults and scenic setting is an architectural triumph not be missed. On a Sunday, you’ll even hear the sounds of the town’s bustling market as it echoes from the church walls.
As well as the town itself, San Bartome de Tirajana is surrounded by a collection of picturesque villages and charming towns. Take a day trip to Fataga town where you’ll encounter another, equally impressive church. The Iglesia de San Jose was built by villagers and is perched atop of a cliff, boasting glorious views of the sprawling valley below. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the history of the area, pay Aborigine World a visit. This fascinating museum documents the lives of the original inhabitants of the island of Gran Canaria, even featuring life-size statues of the Aborigines that once resided there.