Despite its name, Teror does anything but inspire fear: the central Plaza Nuestra Señora del Pino and Calle Real, near the stupendous Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pino, are lined with picturesque old houses – painted in bright colours and all leaning walls and wooden balconies. The centre of town is a vignette of historical charm and, despite the popularity of this picturesque hamlet in the hills, locals extend an inviting welcome to visitors.
There’s a small farmers' market in the plaza on Saturday mornings, with stalls selling local goodies such as the deliciously garlic-laden chorizo de Teror (Teror sausage). The Sunday market is larger and more commercial.
The only building that entirely jars with the town's manifest historical sensibilities is the modern Auditorio de Teror, just west of the basilica.
Teror is located up in the hills 20km southwest of Las Palmas.