Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Hermigua

Museo Etnográfico

Housed in a handsome historical building, this two-storey museum covers the island's natural resources and ecosystems in exhibits that include fishing, forestry, agriculture and farming. There are also sections on c…
Top Choice Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Casa de Colón

This simple house is built on the site where Columbus supposedly stayed while on the island, and today it houses a small museum; the highlight of which is the gallery of stunning pottery from the Chimú tribes who li…
Fort in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Torre del Conde

Set in a lush subtropical park, Torre del Conde is considered the Canary Islands’ most important example of military architecture and today is home to a historical exhibition that includes La Gomera maps dating from…
Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Casa de la Aguada

Just off Plaza Constitución, this place is also referred to as Casa de la Aduana and Casa Condal, since at different times it served as the customs house and the count’s residence. Closed for refurbishment at resear…
Church in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción

This is the site where Columbus and his men supposedly came to pray before setting off for the New World. The original chapel was begun in 1450 but was destroyed by a fire. The 18th-century church here today is cons…
Beach in Alojera

Playa de Alojera

Pretty Playa de Alojera is no secret, but it’s rarely crowded. The sweeping, silty black beach is ideal for swimming – at least when there’s no swell; if a big swell is running, keep well away from the water. Cliffs…
Beach in Valle Gran Rey

Playa de las Vueltas

The Playa de las Vueltas, beside the port, is the most wind-sheltered – and consequently often the busiest – of the town beaches. A gentle, soft black-sand beach, it’s ideal for children, and the water is as calm an…
Museum in Hermigua

Museo de Gofio

This is a reconstructed windmill where gofio (roasted grain used in place of bread in Canarian cuisine) was once ground. The tour takes in the museum, which concentrates on the local rural lifestyle and customs, as …
Church in Hermigua

Iglesia de la Encarnación

This church dates back to the 17th century but was not completed until the 20th, partly due to the fact that the original construction crumbled in the early 18th century. Take a look at the adjacent public park, com…
Beach in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Playa San Sebastián

This is the town’s sandy, volcanic beach and is the perfect place to relax and have a swim. It’s also the site of some of the town’s liveliest festivals. Unlike many beaches in the Canaries, its waters are almost al…