San Sebastián de la Gomera attractions

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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 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…
Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Museo Arqueológico de la Gomera

Inside a typical gomeran town house, this small museum showcases both the island’s Guanche past and its present-day culture. Displays reveal Guanche day-to-day life and their social, political and religious structur…
Beach in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Playa de la Cueva

Past the port, and accessible via a small tunnel, is the small and pretty, though often windy, Playa de la Cueva. On a clear day, Tenerife seems like it’s within pebble-throwing distance.