El Cercado

Clinging to green slopes amid tidy terraces and stone houses, on the southern fringes of the Parque Nacional de Garajonay, the village of El Cercado is the last refuge for La Gomera's ancient pottery tradition, known for its sturdy pieces with a distinctive ochre tinge. A handful of artisans keep traditional, centuries-old techniques alive, with three workshops along the main road open to visitors.


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