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Gáldar

Town Gáldar

Gáldar Municipality

Municipality


Ayuntamiento de Galdar
Capitán Quesada 29
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 00 50


Other localities in the Municipality


Barranco Hondo de Arriba; Barranco Hondo de Abajo; Tablado; Juncalillo; Fagajesto; Caideros de San José; Saucillo; Hoya de Pineda; La Agazal; Los Quintana; Piso Firme; San Isidro; Nido Cuervo; Marmolejos; Llanos de Caleta y Sobradillo; Barrial; Sardina; Becerril; Caleta de Arriba; Palma de Rojas; Anzofé; La Montaña;
Cañada Honda; El Salón.

Municipality Information


Area: 67,60 km²
Population: 23.201
Height of the City: 124 MSL.
Highest point: 1.771 MSL.
Coastal length: 20,4 km.
Distance to Las Palmas: 27 km.


Tourist Information


Oficina de Turismo Gáldar
Plaza de Santiago 1
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 89 58 55
Fax. 928 55 03 94


Sightseeing


Map Gáldar



Police / Emergency / Court

Policia Local
Algirofe 9
Tel. 928 88 07 20
Emergency Telephone 092

Guardia Civil
General Serra Algarra 2
Tel. 928 89 80 06
Emergency call  Tel. 062

Emergency call   Tel. 112

Fire-fighting Service
( Bomberos )
Emergency call  Tel. 080

logo_cruzroja.gif (276 bytes) Cruz Roja  ( Red Cross )
Bajada de las Guayarminas 135
Tel. 928 55 20 04

Protección Civil
Artemi Semidan

Juzgado de Paz  ( Court )
Plaza del Cristo
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 15 37

Taxi

Parada de Taxis
Médico Martinón León
Tel. 928 88 10 55 / 928 88 35 38 / 928 88 10 59

Hospital / Doctor

Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular
Avda. Maritima del Sur
35016 Las Palmas
Tel. 928 44 45 00 / 928 44 40 00
Fax. 928 44 42 88

Centro de Salud
Paseo de los Guanartemes
Tel. 928 89 55 25


Busses

Estacion de Guaguas
Paseo de los Guanartemes
Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 02 32


Estacion Guaguas
Sardina
Tel. 928 88 01 85


See different routes:  Salcai/Utinsa Global.


Pharmacy

Look under Worth Knowing - Pharmacy


Post Office

Oficina de Correos
Jedaragua 1
35460 Galdar
Tel. 928 88 03 81


Theatre / Cinema

Teatro Guaires ( Teatro de Gáldar )
Guaires 28
Gáldar
Tel. 928 55 10 90
Fax. 928 55 03 94

Library

Biblioteca Pública Municipal de Gáldar
Tagoror 2
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 01 50
Fax. 928 55 03 94

Open Monday - Friday 18.00 - 20.00

Digital Library


Worth seeing

Parroquia de Ntra. Sra. de Fátima
San José Artesano 1
35460 Montaña de Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 14 85

Parroquia de Ntra. Sra. de los Desamparados
La Constitución 2
35460 Barrial
Tel. 928 55 29 21

Parroquia de San Isidro Labrador
35488 San Isidro de Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 03 49

Parroquia de San José
Plaza de Caideros
35468 Caideros

Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol
Apdo. 13
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 07 21

Conjunto Histórico Plaza de Santiago

Templo Matriz de Santiago de los Caballeros de Gáldar
Plaza de Santiago
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 88 07 21 (Casa Parroquial).

Museo de Arte Sacro Santiago de los Caballeros
Fernando Guanarteme ( trasera del Templo de Santiago )
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 55 10 90

Open Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 13.00


Puente de los Tres Ojos

Parque Arqueológico de Cueva Pintada
Audiencia 2

35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 89 57 46
Fax. 928 55 24 02

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
 09.00 -17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

Monday closed  -  Admission: 6

After having been closed for 24 years, while work was performed and a gentle modernization was made, Cueva Pintada was reopened on the 27. of July 2006. The famous cave now appears a modern Museum Complex, showing a unique, historic part of Gran Canaria. Many people will visit, tourists as well as locals, and it is a must-do visit.

Cueva Pintada is a small cave with geometric paintings from the Guanches, which is unique on the island. It is located in the small town Gáldar, which was the seat of Gran Canarias ancient rulers at the time of conquest in 1478. The Spanish city was built over the aboriginal settlement and the cave lost.

The cave has several rooms which were used as cave houses by the Guanche. Several walls were built from basalt or tufa without mortar.  Bed and seat were also carved out of the soft rock.

In the caves mummies, tools and pottery were found. But the most famous finds were the drawings, that gave the cave its name. The paintings are red, black, and white squares, spirals, and triangles. The meaning of the paintings is not clear, some imagine symbols of female fertility the expression of religious beliefs. But maybe they are just simply for decoration.

This drawings/paintings are bleaching by the light, so the cave was closed several years ago. Another problem is irrigation water, oozing though the volcanic ash rock of the cave, is raising the humidity and destroys the paint.

The whole site, the cave and the ruins of the surrounding village, were restored during the last years. The paintings were covered by a special glass to protect them. A new museum was created, which shows the findings and - as a part of the visit - the view into the cave.

However, it is not possible to enter the cave, just a visit through the protecting glass is possible. There are computers in the museum which allow a virtual cave visit, and there is a new website which also allows a virtual visit. The virtual visit is a computer animated mpeg file though, and is obviously generated by the architect of the new museum building. Hopefully they will find the means to  change this soon, now the museum is reopened.


El Agujero

Necrópolis de La Guancha

Casa-Museo de Antonio Padrón
Drago 2
35460 Gáldar
Tel. 928 55 18 58
Fax. 928 55 18 58

Opening hours:  
Monday - Friday
09.00 - 14.00

The Antonio Padrón house-museum in Gáldar is located in the painters former studio and belongs to a larger architectural complex that included the family dwelling, which is now separate from the museum premises.

Here, you can contemplate more than a hundred works by a Canarian artist, being one of the most representative artists of the indigenous movement.


Cueva-Museo Etnográfico de Barranco Hondo de Abajo
Juncalillo de Gáldar
Tel. 928 55 51 20

Cantera de Toba Volcánica

Montaña de Gáldar

Monte Amagro

Consistorio y Drago

Hoya de Pineda

Pico Viento

Pinos de Gáldar

Pinos de La Herradura

Lomo de Juncalillo

Lomo de Medianías

Huertas del Rey

Costa Botija

Beaches

Playa Juncal
Length about 120 m.
Breadth about 25 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium
Rocky Area

 


Playa Punta Gorda
Length about 50 m.
Breadth about 15 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Naturist Area

Naturistområde


Playa La Guancha
Length about 25 m.
Breadth about 3 m.
Degree of coverage: Low

 

Playa Lagarto
Length about 200 m.
Breadth about 20m
Degree of coverage: Low
Naturist Area

Naturistområde


Playa Risco Partido
Length about30 m.
Breadth about 4 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Rocky Area

 

Playa Martorell
Length about 80 m.
Breadth about 140 m.
Degree of coverage: Low

 

Playa Sardina
Length about 80 m.
Breadth about 40 m.
Degree of coverage: High

 

Playa El Muelle
Length about 80 m.
Breadth about. 9 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Rocky Area

 


Playa El Roquete
Length about 60 m.
Breadth about 15 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Rocky Area

 


Playa Paso del Salgo
Length about 15 m.
Breadth about 3 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Naturist Area

Naturistområde


Playa Punta del Faro
Length about 85 m.
Breadth about 20 m.
Degree of coverage: Low

 

Playa Caleton de los Cangrejos
Length about 50 m.
Breadth about 25 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Naturist Area

Naturistområde


Playa Punta Galdar
Length about. 85 m.
Breadth about 15 m.
Degree of coverage: High

 

Playa Caleta de Abajo
Length about 130 m.
Breadth about 25 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium

 

Playa Punta del Clavo
Length about 75 m.
Breadth about 25 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium
Rocky Area

 

Playa Furnia
Length about 70 m.
Breadth about 40 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium

 

Playa Dos Roques
Length about 140 m.
Breadth about 30 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium
Rocky Area

 

Playa Boca Barranco
Length about 255 m.
Breadth about 40 m
Degree of coverage: Medium
Rocky Area

 

Playa El Agujero
Length about 230 m.
Breadth about 50 m
Degree of coverage: Medium
Rocky Area

 

Playa La Redonda
Length about 45 m.
Breadth about 30 m.
Degree of coverage: Low
Naturist Area

Naturistområde


Playa La Caleta de Arriba
Length about 40 m.
Breadth about 30 m.
Degree of coverage: Medium

 

Harbour / Ferries

Puerto Deportivo


Park / Square

Plaza de Santiago de Los Caballeros
Gáldar

Plaza de los Faicanes
Capitán Quesada
Gáldar

Trip suggestions

Sardina del Norte
 

This little fishing village is very much underrated by the many tourists visiting the island who head for the busy south. However, this is the place where Canarian and Spanish families 'in the know' prefer to spend their leisure time. Sardina del Norte is situated close by the northern town of Gáldar and is also very popular among the divers of Gran Canaria. There are several cave dwellings which are now used as boathouses and seafood restaurants.


Barranco Hondo
 
Barranco de la Herradura
 
Barranco de Chirino
 
Barranco de Juncal
 
Barranco de las Majadillas
 

Barranco de Galdar


History

Gáldar is known for being the first capital of Gran Canaria. The former town of Agáldar, the seat of several social and political institutions, was the main settlement of the territory of the island before the conquest by Spain. Because the leaders were recognised as Kings of the Canary Islands by the Castilian monarchs, Agáldar was acknowledged as the capital and as the birthplace and the court of the governing dynasty of the island. The municipality is also one of the main centres of the beginnings of Christianity in the Canary Island.


 

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