Top 10 Things to do in Vega de San Mateo, Spain

December 7, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Vega de San Mateo is a town and a municipality in the mountainous central part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 7,774 (2013), and the area is 37.89 km². Vega de San Mateo is located 17 km southwest of Las Palmas.
Restaurants in Vega de San Mateo

1. Dulceria San Mateo

Calle Principal 37, 35328 Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 66 00 67
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Dulceria San Mateo

In "Dulcería San Mateo" Pastry Shop (Town of San Mateo, center of Gran Canaria) we offer the combination of technique and skill of our bakers, to ensure the most delicious and fresh products of the area. We have many years of experience and tradition. Our specialty is baking and almond sweets. Come and enjoy our delicious treats. We guarantee your satisfaction.

Reviewed By Ms_Sunshine_86 - Baden, Switzerland

Fantastic, that's all you can say about this place. We passed by due to a suggestion of a local - what a great recommendation. You feel like arriving to the real Gran Canaria, far away from the tourism. The cafe itself is very small so we took our dulce back to the hotel. Best desserts we had so far ;-)

2. Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Plaza del Pino, 35330 Teror, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 323 reviews

Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Reviewed By debdancing - Littlehampton, United Kingdom

One of the most significant Churches in Gran Canaria, the Basilica sits on La Virgen del Pino Plaza and makes an impressive and picturesque impression as you approach along Calle Real.
It was constructed in the eighteenth Century, although there have been Churches on the site for hundreds of years.
I visited mid-morning and, although not busy with visitors, there were several locals quietly praying.

3. Wine House Museum

Calle Calvo Sotelo 26, 35300 Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 64 44 84
Excellent
25%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 27 reviews

Wine House Museum

Reviewed By Hans B - Groningen, The Netherlands

During the X-Mas days we spend a week at the Canary Islands. We visited the Wine House Museum. It was very disappointing. We expected a real museum (wine cellar, wine barrels, press, tools) and a decent story about making wine. Nothing of this all.
Just a wall of 30 different wines which you could tast (a € 1,50 per glass).

4. Roque Bentayga

Tejeda, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

Roque Bentayga

Reviewed By bristoljerry - Bristol

There is a lovely walk from the car park by the little museum (which was closed when we visited) up to the foot of this towering rock, where there are archaeological remains. Views are stunning and extensive. Lots of photo opportunities. Much less touristy than around Roque Nublo.

5. Area Recreativa de La Laguna

A escasos 2’5 kms. del casco del municipio, se situa el espacio natural de La Laguna de Valleseco, hasta el que se accede desde el cruce entre las carreteras GC-21 y GC-30., 35340 Valleseco, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 61 80 22
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Area Recreativa de La Laguna

Reviewed By Stanisław Ł - Bestwina

Tereny rekreacyjne La Laguna położone są na terenie parku Doramas w gminie Valleseco na północy wyspy, kilka kilometrów na zachód od miasta Teror. Jest to obszar położony na dnie dużej kaldery wulkanicznej porośnięty roślinnością charakterystyczną dla lasów laurowych (laurisilva). W ramach projektu Laurisilva XXI teren ten jest intensywnie kształtowany i zasiedlany przez gatunki roślin tworzące pierwotne lasy laurowe Wysp Kanaryjskich. Pośród laurowego lasu można natknąć się na małe laguny, z których korzystają zarówno miejscowe jak i przelotne ptaki. Znajdują się tutaj stoły, ławki, miejsca do grillowania, restauracja a nawet hipodrom. Cały ten obszar jest unikalnym połączeniem terenów rekreacyjnych z rezerwatem przyrody, w którym możemy zobaczyć wiele charakterystycznych dla Wysp Kanaryjskich roślin w tym wiele endemitów. Można tu dojechać autobusem linii 218 kursującym pomiędzy Lanzarote a Teror lub linii 220 kursującym pomiędzy Las Palmas a Artenara. W obu przypadkach trzeba wysiąść na przystanku Entrada Hipodromo lub Curva del Cestero. Z Maspalomas najlepiej dojechać tu samochodem jadąc najpierw na północ drogą GC-1, później na zachód drogą GC-3, z której przy końcu zjeżdżamy na drogę GC-20 do Valleseco. Po dojechaniu do ronda zjeżdżamy na GC-30, która doprowadzi nas do celu.

6. La Casa Cueva Museo Santiago Aranda

C. Domingo Baez, 13, 35350 Artenara, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 66 61 02
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

La Casa Cueva Museo Santiago Aranda

Reviewed By CU_Karin - Angelholm, Sweden

Overlooking stunning views over the Mountains and Valleys of central Gran Canaria lies this little museum. Entrance is free but the enthusiastic owner/guide pleads very nicely for a contribution for the upkeep. There are information leaflets in many different languages with nice descriptions of the 7 caves; bedrooms, kitchen, workplace, garden, a small crafts exibition etc. All of them nicely made up to depict the life of the 20th century cave dwellers of the area. Some seats and a bird cage with different canaries makes a welcoming place to spend a few minutes watching the play of sun and shadow over the valley in front of you.

7. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Calle Parroco Morales, 35400 Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 60 00 92
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Reviewed By georginams2016 - Fareham, United Kingdom

Impressive building with cool interior. Great place to visit on a hot day. Lots of Spanish sacristy silver ware. Quit place for reflection.

8. AstroEduca SL

Avenida Tinamar 46, 35328 Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 665 82 92 75
Excellent
96%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
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5 based on 24 reviews

AstroEduca SL

AstroEduca offers you the opportunity to enjoy our skies through astronomical evenings, stargazing, astrotours, astronomical hikes or from an advanced Observatory with the latest technology in all Gran Canaria. An alternative nightlife cultural richness that can not be missed during your stay on the island. We offer our services in Gran Canaria. Ask to us activities in all the Canary Islands. Astronomy Shop in Gran Canaria

Reviewed By Caroline T - Essex, United Kingdom

Our astronomer for the astronomy evening was Rosa, who was brilliant! She taught us so much, and it was such an enjoyable evening! We saw the moon, Venus, Jupiter (and 4 moons), the major constellations, shooting stars, red stars, white stars and nebula! It was...MoreDear Caroline, Thank you very much for your comments. A pleasure to show our sky. See you soon !

9. Calle Real de la Plaza

Teror, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
41%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Calle Real de la Plaza

Reviewed By seafare74 - SF, California

This main shopping street leads to the Basilica and is lined with colourful buildings that house shops and restaurants.

10. Cortijo De Calderetas

Hdez. Acosta, 11 | Calle Parroco Francisco Jose Hernandez, 35340 Valleseco, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cortijo De Calderetas

Reviewed By Stanisław Ł - Bestwina

Cortijo De Calderetas to kaldera wulkaniczna położona na południowym brzegu wioski Lanzarote w gminie Valleseco. Kaldera jest bardzo malownicza bo jej zbocza porośnięte są kasztanowcami, wiązami i sosnami na całym jej obwodzie, a na dnie stoi dom i prowadzi się uprawy ziemniaków, zbóż oraz jabłek. Biegnie tu również 17-sto kilometrowy kanał, który kiedyś zasilał w wodę pracujace tu młyny. Ze względu na dużą urodę tego regionu zaliczono go do parków krajobrazowych. Jeśli bedziecie przejeżdżać przez Valleseco warto się tu zatrzymać i zejść na dno kaldery by móc podziwiac jej urodę.

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