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Santa Brígida

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Santa Brígida

The municipality of Santa Brígida is located 14 kilometres from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The village of Santa Brígida is situated in a gully surrounded by beautiful palm tree areas. The people of this locality are known as Satauteños (the origin of which lies in the pre-Hispanic name: Sataute). 

At present Santa Brígida is a mixture of its agricultural past and its residential present, since here it is possible to appreciate the spectacular villas and houses that contain elements of traditional architecture.

Caldera de Bandama

If you decide to walk around the village, you can visit the Parish Church of Santa Brígida, a temple of neo-gothic characteristics in its external structure and situated where the first hermitage once stood, in the year 1522. Moreover, if you also visit the village during the weekend, you cannot miss going to the village market in the village centre, where the local people and visitors arrive to buy products from the locality: varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, natural produced honey and a variety of confectionery. Public opening hours: Saturdays from 08:00 to 20:00 hours and Sundays from 08:00 to 14:00 hours. 

Caldera de Bandama crater

Santa Brígida is also known for its rich landscapes. A few kilometres  from the municipal town is the natural monument of Bandama, an  extinguished volcanic crater with a depth of 200 meters and one  kilometre in diameter, which offers magnificent views of the central and  eastern parts of the island.

Situated in the proximity of Bandama is found the Atalaya de Santa Brígida, a settlement of cave houses that dates back to pre-hispanic times and where nowadays the crockery, which can be found in a greater part of the island homes, is produced using ancient techniques. Here the potters are known as “loceros” or “loceras” and pottery is known as “loza”. In the Atalaya of Santa Brígida is the Casa Panchito Ecomuseum, with its important collection of handcrafted pottery.

Casa del Vino de Gran Canaria wine museum
A girl riding a bicycle

The visitor cannot leave or finish the trip without a visit to the Casa del Vino (the Wine House), located in the middle of the historic village-centre of Santa Brígida. Here one has the possibility of tasting the wines with the Gran Canaria guarantee of origin and quality. Public opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.