Torre del Conde

Fort in San Sebastián de la Gomera

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 1492. It was here where Beatriz de Bobadilla, who was the wife of the cruel and ill-fated Hernán Peraza, had to barricade herself in 1488 until help arrived.

The fort (built in 1447) was the first building of any note to be erected on the island, and is about the only one to have been more or less preserved in its original state.