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Restaurante Breñusca

The daily catch is on display here, go with owner Hipolito's recommendation; he's been here since the 1980s; so has the decor by the look of it: pea green walls, faded pics, dusty ferns… Never mind, the locals rate …
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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…
Market in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Mercado Municipal

San Sebastián’s market is a good place to pick up some local delicacies such as honey, busily made by gomeran bees and considered some of the finest in Spain; miel de palma (palm honey), a sweet syrup made from palm…
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…
Canarian in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Bar-Restaurante La Hila

If you’ve just got off the boat from Las Américas and the pies and peas have left you feeling down, head here and choose one of the a la plancha fish dishes chalked on the blackboard each day, add a squeeze of lemon…
Bistro in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Forastera

This tiny place has a reassuringly brief menu of healthy Med-style tapas like spinach quiche and aubergine and pepper bake, plus imaginative desserts including a feather-light gofia mousse topped with local honey. A…
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…