Municipality of Teguise

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Municipality of Teguise
Municipality of Teguise
Although no longer it is, Teguise was Lanzarote's capital in 1852, his noble and beautiful architecture and appearance reminds us
all the time, its noble past. What characterizes it is its incomparable mastery Teguise, convents and royal palaces dilapidated, making the population that gives name to the whole city a museum of religious and civil architecture.
This is one of the oldest historical cities in the Canary Islands, distinguished quickly narrow streets and cobbled, which are encased buildings large windows, carved balconies and stone facades. The fact that many of the early buildings, monuments and works of art have disappeared owing to repeated attacks of piracy (which took place in the XVI - XVIII does not detract one iota of beauty to the provincial capital.
Iglesia GuadalupeAlthough it is impossible to enumerate the monuments worth visiting in this county, we quote: the Spinola Palace, the Castle of Santa Barbara, located in Montaña de Guanapay, which was built in the sixteenth century and is located on the volcano of the same name, the hermitage of San Rafael, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Convent of the Franciscans of Miraflores, where they preserved a beautiful carving probably Genoese origin. The convent of Santo Domingo and the Temple of Veracruz are other religious buildings to visit.
Teguise is the largest municipality in area of ​​the island and, like Yaiza and Haria, has coastal fronts on both sides of the island's eastern coast is low with many beaches and coves, with some accused outgoing, but at some stage we see light cliffs.
This part of town is known in Costa Teguise, where now stands a large tourist resort. The Northwest Coast has two very distinct sections: a low, sandy, corresponding to the Bay of Penedo, bordered by the wide white beach of Famara, and other higher and rocky, spectacular beauty of volcanoes related to Soo one of the populations of the term.
Palacio SpinolaWith respect to thiswest coast, it is that which relates to the islets of La Graciosa and Alegranza, depending on the municipality. La Graciosa is the only inhabited, and even remains of its economy of fishing, the fact is that an increasing number of tourists who come to visit their beaches with clear waters.
As far as the west coast, is the one related to the islet of La Graciosa and Alegranza dependent on the municipality. La Graciosa is the only inhabited, and even remains of its economy of fishing, the fact is that an increasing number of tourists who come to visit their beaches with clear waters.
The Alegranza is considerably less than La Graciosa (almost half of surface) is not inhabited.
A curious place is the Jameos de las Palomas, deep recess in the south of the volcanic apparatus called La Caldera. Shallow-draft vessels can access it, because inside is navigable and has access to the island called Caserio, place used by the visitors to disembark.
Also of note is the important archaeological site Zonzamas with alignments and Cyclopean buildings.
They belong to the municipality of Teguise other municipalities, we list: Tahiche, Nazareth, Guatiza, Tiagua, Tao, Soo, Muñique, Famara, Los VallesTeseguite,Caleta Caballo,Costa Teguise, Los Cocoteros and Chinijo Archipelago: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Roque del Este, Roque del oeste.

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