Teguise

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This article is about the town on the island of Lanzarote. For the municipality, see Teguise (municipality).
Teguise
Town
Plaza Mayor
Teguise is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Teguise
Teguise
Location in Spain
Teguise is located in Canary Islands
Teguise
Teguise
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 29°3′36″N 13°33′37″W / 29.06000°N 13.56028°W / 29.06000; -13.56028Coordinates: 29°3′36″N 13°33′37″W / 29.06000°N 13.56028°W / 29.06000; -13.56028
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Lanzarote
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,732
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35530
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)

Teguise (pronounced: [teˈɣise]), also known in Spanish as La Villa de Teguise, is a town in the north-central part of the island of Lanzarote in Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The town's population was 1,732 in the 2011 census.[1]

The town is the capital of the municipality of Teguise.

A market is held in the town on Sunday mornings, and has become a popular tourist attraction.[2]

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1414. Teguise served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Canary Islands from 1425 to 1448 and as capital of the island until the capital moved to Arrecife in 1852.

References[edit]

Santa Bárbara Castle
Teguise Church, bell tower