Must see attractions in La Gomera

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    Parque Nacional de Garajonay

    La Gomera's prime attraction, the magical, often-misty Parque Nacional de Garajonay extends across 40 sq km of dense, primeval laurisilva forest at the…

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    Torre del Conde

    Set in a grassy subtropical park, the distinctive, 1477 stone-and-whitewash Torre del Conde is considered the Canary Islands’ most important example of…

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    Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción

    Columbus and his men supposedly prayed at this ancient church before setting off for the New World. The original chapel was begun in 1450 but destroyed by…

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    Los Órganos

    Something like a great sculpted basalt church organ rising from the ocean's depths, the utterly extraordinary cliffscape of Los Órganos clings to La…

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    Casa de Colón

    In the style of its 17th-century predecessor, this simple cream-coloured house with handsome wooden galleries and floors is built on the site where…

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    Ermita de Guará

    Dedicated to the island's patron saint, the Virgen de Guadalupe, this tiny white 1960s chapel perches on a spectacularly scenic crag 6km southwest of El…

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    Museo Arqueológico de La Gomera

    Occupying part of the mid-18th-century Casa de los Echeverría (you'll spot the noble/military family's crest on the facade), this worthwhile museum…

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    Centro de Interpretación Las Loceras

    El Cercado's small but fascinating earthenware museum explores the history of the island's pottery tradition through multilingual panels and collections…

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    Mirador Roque de Agando

    Views sprawl across to Tenerife and the 1250m-high volcanic rock 'needle' Roque de Agando (the most impressive in the Canaries) from this sensational…

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    Ermita de San Sebastián

    With its origins in the 15th century but rebuilt in 1850, the fine whitewashed chapel of San Sebastián retains a few original elements, despite being…

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    Ermita del Santo

    At the top of the valley, in the village of Arure, this tiny stone chapel is built into the rock face, surrounded by a lookout showing off the southern…

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    Playa San Sebastián

    The town’s sandy volcanic beach is perfect for relaxing and taking a swim. Unlike on many beaches in the Canaries, the waters here are almost always calm…

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    La Playa

    Towards the northern end of town, the beach at La Playa is long, volcanic and sandy, with bars and a waterfront promenade. People gather here in the…

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    Charco del Conde

    A natural saltwater pool fringed by a grey-sand beach and tucked into the heart of Valle Gran Rey's seafront.

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    Casa de la Aduana

    Just off Plaza Constitución, this yellow-walled 16th-century building served as both San Sebastián's customs house and the count’s residence. According to…

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    Playa de Vueltas

    Right beside the port and its low-key bars, Vueltas' soft black-sand strand is the most wind-sheltered of the town beaches and usually busy with sun…

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    Playa de la Cueva

    Just north of the ferry terminal, through a small tunnel, this rocky little black-sand beach is pretty but often windy. On clear days, Tenerife looks like…

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    Mirador del Palmarejo

    About 9.5km inland and up the valley, the César Manrique–designed Palmarejo lookout enjoys incredible views across Valle Gran Rey’s gorge, its sea of…

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    Mirador de la Hila

    For a panoramic view of San Sebastián's pastel-tastic streets, head up Calle de la Hila to this lookout showcasing the coast, town and craggy green…

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    Playa del Inglés

    Hemmed in by sky-reaching cliffs at the north end of town, this dramatic volcanic-sand beach sits within a nature reserve and has an alternative, nudist…