A sea of cultures in Gran Canaria
The Roque Bentayga Visitors Centre
Three rocks make up a magical spot, up at the island’s summit.
Come and learn about the spiritual backbone of the aboriginal world in Gran Canaria.
Look below the sea of beaches. Underneath lies an extraordinary rarity, born out of a mixture of cultures. It has germinated over hundreds of years, under a crossroads.
Gran Canaria is a popular port of call, created by people coming in from over a thousand different points. The strange melting pot of aromas and colours seemed to catch the ancient travelers by surprise, here at the last European port of call before taking on the long ocean adventure.
Nobody expected quite such a melting pot so far from the main centres of the world. For over five centuries now travelers have been saying “This shouldn’t be here”.
But it is. Borderlines make up their own rules. Just go behind the beaches and see for yourself. You will find aboriginal silos on clifftops, a neogothic church in banana plantations, a hidden prehispanic city, a colonial district slap bang in the middle of traffic...
Visit Gran Canaria, and discover the strange magic of a place from nowhere.