Monday, 2 September 2019

Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape

Risco Caído comprises a vast area of cliffs, ravines and volcanic formations 

Tejeda Valley
This postcard was sent by Javier

Tejeda is a village and a municipality in the mountainous central part of the island of Gran Canaria in the province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.
The south-eastern part of its territory includes the second highest point of Gran Canaria island, Pico de las Nieves ("Snows Peak") - 1,949 m (6,394 ft). Other remarkable summits in the municipality are Roque Nublo ("Cloud Rock") 813 m (2,667 ft) and Roque Bentayga ("Bentayga Rock") with its ritual place (almogarén) and other features. Close by are the cuevas del Rey ("the King's caves", 1 km to the west of Rock Bentayga), an antique cave housevillage with granaries; and 2 km further west the antique cave house village of Acusa Seca. All these sites are listed Spanish Heritage as Properties of cultural interest ("Bien de Interés Cultural").
The village of Tejeda sits on the eastern edge of a volcanic basin or crater that bears its name (caldera de Tejeda) - in: wikipedia

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