The Spanish writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno described this scenery as resembling a "petrified storm".Tejeda is a village 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 2,028 (2013), and the area is 103.3 km2 (39.9 sq mi). The highest point of the island Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves - 1,949 m (6,394 ft) is located in the municipality of Tejeda. The town Tejeda is situated 6 km (4 mi) northwest of the Pico de las Nieves and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the island capital Las Palmas. Another remarkable summit in the municipality is Roque Nublo 813 m (2,667 ft).