Teror

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Teror
Municipality
Calle Real, Teror
Calle Real, Teror
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Teror is located in Canary Islands
Teror
Teror
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°3′32″N 15°32′51″W / 28.05889°N 15.54750°W / 28.05889; -15.54750Coordinates: 28°3′32″N 15°32′51″W / 28.05889°N 15.54750°W / 28.05889; -15.54750
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)
Area[1]
 • Total 25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 543 m (1,781 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 12,761
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35330
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.teror.es

Teror is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 12,671 (2013),[2] and the area is 25.70 km².[1] Teror is situated in the mountains, 14 km southwest of Las Palmas city. September 8 is the local festivity celebrating Virgen del Pino (virgin of the pine, patron of the Gran Canaria).

Teror has a well preserved old town centre, which is under monument protection. There is a basilica, the quiet Virgin of the Pine Square in front of it, and neatly fronted buildings along the picturesque Calle Real de la Plaza street. After shepherds witnessed a Marian apparition nearby on 8 September 1481, Teror became the most important pilgrimage destination of the Canary Island - and thereby also a rather rich little town. White houses with wooden balconies are typical of the town.

Mineral water is an important product of Teror. There's a weekly market (mercadillo) on Sundays.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino in Teror

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