La Aldea de San Nicolás is one of those privileged places for anyone who wants to gaze at the stars and feel that they can almost touch them.
This municipality in the west of Gran Canaria is protected by high mountain ranges, which make it a different and very particular micro-world. It is therefore not surprising that it has an exceptional microclimate that favours celestial observation and astro-tourism activities.
But that's not all. La Aldea de San Nicolás finds itself in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of Gran Canaria, with its imposing cliffs that start at the peaks of Tamadaba and Inagua, forming ravines that reach the sea. An example of this can be found in the Tasartico ravine, which ends in a small beach where a refreshing dip is always welcome.
And it is precisely in the district of Tasartico that the Guguy Interpretation Centre and Astronomical Observatory have recently opened. The former one-room school has been transformed into a space where visitors can now find out more about the Special Nature Reserve of Guguy. This novelty of the destination also offers the opportunity to discover some of the treasures of the sky of Gran Canaria, thanks to the large dome and advanced optical equipment for amateur level observation of the moon, the sun, planets, asteroids, nebulae and stars.
As if this were not enough, this municipality of Gran Canaria also boasts three stellar viewpoints to enjoy and behold space and the firmament.
Visitors will find in the sky of Aldea de San Nicolás more than one reason to pass the breath-taking subject of “Night Skies” with an outstanding grade.
Guguy Interpretation Centre and Astronomical Observatory
Tasartico district in La Aldea de San Nicolás.
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Telephone: (+34) 928 236 132