When the Spanish conquerors arrived in Gáldar, they found themselves in what was the primitive island capital. Once they had begun converting the people to Christianity, the Castilian lords set up home on the site of old Canary Island towns. Plaza de Santiago and the surrounding buildings were declared buildings of artistic and historic interest in 1981. The square comprises a big landscaped rectangle with stone pilasters surrounded by an iron and wooden barrier. The fountain, surrounded by Indian laurels, is right in the centre. In the courtyard of the town hall, built in the 18th century, there's a dragon tree, considered a sacred relic of the past which was planted in 1718. For further details, phone City Hall at the above number.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Bus: 105