Canary Islands, Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria Masca village

Gran Canaria Masca village

Gran Canaria Masca village a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Colonial house. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Gran Canaria  Teno Mountains Masca Village Agricultural terraces

Gran Canaria Teno Mountains Masca Village Agricultural terraces

Gran Canaria Teno Mountains Masca Village Agricultural terraces a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The Teno Mountain range possesses the most dramatic terrain on the island. Here is one place where mountains (between 700 and 1100m) plunge straight into the ocean. At this altitude, the sea appears as a great wall of...
Garachico, Gran Canaria, was once a wealthy town of traders

Garachico, Gran Canaria, was once a wealthy town of traders

Garachico, Gran Canaria, was once a wealthy town of traders a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Lying on the NW coast, south of the old port of Santa Cruz, the small colonial town of Garachico is preserved and serves as a kind of museum showing us what life of merchants...
Guanche mummies dating back to about 1000 years ago are kept in humidity controlled chambers in the museum

Guanche mummies dating back to about 1000 years ago are kept in humidity controlled chambers in the museum

Guanche mummies dating back to about 1000 years ago are kept in humidity controlled chambers in the museum a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter There have been many mummies dating back to 1000 years ago found in caves in the various islands but since they were not excavated or recorded,...
Canary Islands reconstruction of a Guanche settlement

Canary Islands reconstruction of a Guanche settlement

Canary Islands reconstruction of a Guanche settlement a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The original inhabitants of the Canaries were the Guanches who came here probably around 2000 BC from NW Africa and were Berbers. They lived in caves and in strange round rock shelters such as this one. From...
Mount Teide Volcano (3,718 meters) in the distance from the SW corner of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Mount Teide Volcano (3,718 meters) in the distance from the SW corner of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Mount Teide Volcano (3,718 meters) in the distance from the SW corner of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter In the distance we can see the highest peak of Spain, Mount Teide Volcano which rises to 3,718 meters and is surrounded by parkland. It is a...