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Museum in Betancuria

Casa Santa María

This place is unabashedly tourist-orientated but still worth visiting. The German owner, Reiner Loos, bought the original rambling building in the 1990s and spent several years collecting traditional handicrafts and…
Museum in Betancuria

Museo Arqueológico de Betancuria

Archaeology buffs should check out this modest but interesting museum. It concentrates on the indigenous Guanche tribes and includes a skeleton that was found in a local tomb and is thought to be between 600 and 100…
Church in Betancuria

Iglesia de Santa María

This church dates from 1620 and has a magnificent stone floor, wooden ceiling and elaborate baroque altar. Don’t miss the sacristy with its display of vestments, altar ware and carved wooden ceiling in shades of gol…
Modern Canarian in Betancuria

Casa Santa María

Adjoining the museum complex, this restaurant looks like it was transplanted from Andalucía. Try to get a table in the flower-lined courtyards. The menu includes all manner of goaty offerings – from roasted to fried…
Canarian in Betancuria


This cosy place has an authentic local feel and a good choice of raciónes (large portions of tapas).
Religious in Betancuria

Día de San Buenaventura

Locals honour the patron saint on Día de San Buenaventura, in a fiesta dating to the 15th century.