La Gomera’s town of Aguilo stands high for its beauty


Agullo has been selected by The Times "Spain's most beautiful city"
Aguilo named “Spain’s most beautiful city” by The TimesPhotos: Shutterstock
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“I still can’t believe it!”. Thus he summarized rosa chinaMayor of Aguilo, in La Gomera, as the election of his people.most beautiful in spainaccording to english newspaper many times, article, signed by Chris HaslamViews of Tenerife and Mount Teide, the tropical forests of the Garajonne National Park or the historic Casa de la Oje, which serves as accommodation today, stand out.

“Very close to the beach of black rocks and hidden in banana plantations, Escher. In the midst of the illusion of terraces in the style of, is the city of Agulo. The strength of the surrounding topography and the colonial beauty of its stone-strewn city are such that it is sometimesYou can feel like you are in Peru“, convinced the journalist about the city which is also known as Chocolate from La Gomera.

“We have to congratulate the people because We’ve got something our ancestors left usThat we believe in it and it serves to let the world know that we exist”, announced China on Cadena Ser after the report was published. 1,099 inhabitants and 25 km Quedraros is located north of the Auglo la Gomera, between the valleys of Hermigua and Vallehermoso. It is the smallest town on the island and the origin of its name is uncertain.

Vira and ClavijoThe greatest exponent of the Canarian Enlightenment and one of the most prolific writers of the 18th century, said that the conquerors gave it this name because it was “a valley with only two entrances”. for its part, Sabine BerthelotFrench ethnographers and naturalists living on the islands, associated the name with the Berber surname of “Angulu”, a cape in Morocco, while other sources claimed it came from an Aboriginal word describing “water that falls from a height”. The form of the waterfall”.

Agul was founded in 1607 by Tenerife settlers, but it soon became uninhabited. A second settlement effort came to fruition in 1620, producing a small aristocracy and a large section of the population devoted to agriculture. Town Hall in 1739 and Church of San Marcos Evangelistadesigned by Antonio Painter, which stands out today for its beautiful white domes that contrast with the red roofs of the city. But what has always been there are its incredible views, which turn the city into a kind of expansive outlook, crowned by Aguillo, the city of La Gomeran standing high for its beauty.

Its Enclave Within Leafy Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 and a Biosphere Reserve since 2012 (like the rest of the island) also offers a wide network of trails, such as the Asmodita Route or Cruz de Tender, for the whole family to enjoy. In its visitor center, in an area called the Game of Balls, you can gather all the information you need to enjoy nature. is around Abrante Approach, a glass walkway that leads into the void more than 600 meters high, perfect for taking pictures of the city, the Atlantic and even Mount Teide. The Mirador de la Punta also stands out, from where you can see the Punta de Hermigua and contemplate the vastness of the sea.

In house of memory Visitors to an ethnographic museum nestled in a traditional Canarian house will be able to delve into the history of the city, along with a beautiful garden with endemic flora from La Gomera. The historic center of Aguilo is one of the best preserved on the island, and is divided into two neighbourhoods: houses You hill, Its narrow cobbled streets take us back to another era, as do the façades, balconies and courtyards of houses, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. you should go too painter Jose Aguia’s houser, where the Philly Christi Thematic Museum is currently located. Aguilar was born in Cuba, but grew up in Aguilaro, where he developed a career as a painter that would make him the best Spanish piper of the 20th century.

beach St. Marco, a rocky cove at the bottom of a cliff, bills itself as a great place to take a dip. crystalline class of St. Catherine, located among banana trees, although it usually carries a lot of current and is quite swell with wind added in the late afternoon. But watching the sunset in it is worth it.

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