Teror has been called the quintessential Canary Islands location, because of reasons including architecture, piety and culinary delights - everything in Teror has a special Canarian quality. There is a massic basilica which residents flock to, the quiet Virgin of the Pine Square in front of it, and neatly fronted buildings along the picturesque Calle Real de la Plaza street. The entire Old Town of Teror is under monument protection. 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.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino in Teror
The municipality is named after the town of Teror, where the celebrations of the Virgen del Pino take place. More important for tourists (and locals) than the above given date is September 7 with a splendid procession. Mineral water is an important product of Teror, other economic activity is based on agriculture and crafts.
There's a weekly market (mercadillo) on Sundays, considered the best (most original) of Gran Canaria.