Top things to do in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Tower in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Torre del Conde

Set in a grassy subtropical park, the distinctive, 1477 stone-and-whitewash Torre del Conde is considered the Canary Islands’ most important example of military architecture. It was here that Beatriz de Bobadilla, t…
Church in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción

Columbus and his men supposedly prayed at this ancient church before setting off for the New World. The original chapel was begun in 1450 but destroyed by a fire; original-period features include the pointed arch be…
Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Casa de Colón

In the style of its 17th-century predecessor, this simple cream-coloured house with handsome wooden galleries and floors is built on the site where Columbus supposedly stayed while on the island. Today it hosts a sm…
Canarian in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Parador de La Gomera

Amid wood-beamed ceilings, white-cloth tables and beautiful subtropical gardens, the Parador's elegant restaurant is San Sebastián's most refined dining spot, specialising in imaginative updates of Canarian favourit…
International in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Tasca

Spread over two traditional cottages with four dining rooms and run by the family of trail-running champion Cristofer Clemente (whose trophies adorn every wall), this intimate tavern is hugely popular with both gome…
Religious in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Bajada de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Every five years (2023, 2028 etc) the island celebrates its patron saint with a flotilla of fishing boats escorting a statue of the Virgin Mary southwards from the chapel at Puntallana to San Sebastián's Iglesia de …
Gastropub in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Tasca La Salamandra

San Sebastián's most creative recipes are plated up in a rustic-chic upper-floor dining room, where you might try smartly presented, Canarian-inspired avocado-and-artichoke salad with ibérico ham, bite-sized goat's-…
Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Museo Arqueológico de La Gomera

Occupying part of the mid-18th-century Casa de los Echeverría (you'll spot the noble/military family's crest on the facade), this worthwhile museum explores both the island’s Guanche past and its present-day culture…
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Restaurante La Hila

Choose one of the daily-changing a la plancha fresh fish dishes, add a squeeze of lemon, throw in chips and salad and you have a dish fit for Neptune himself. The hardworking team also rustles up homemade croquettes…
Church in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Ermita de San Sebastián

With its origins in the 15th century but rebuilt in 1850, the fine whitewashed chapel of San Sebastián retains a few original elements, despite being damaged by pirate attacks and storms over the centuries.