Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
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Anamarija P
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
Very nice basilica in the center of town Terror. Good measures to prevent the spread of covid infection. There is enough parking space. In front there are stands with original desserts. I would recommend everyone to come for a walk here.
Written 27 October 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Huge square, a lot of people walking by, and nice architecture and things to observe. I would love to return to this beautiful neighborhood.
Written 20 May 2020
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LARRY R
Auckland, New Zealand372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
As another reviewer has said, Teror is more than the Basilica, though that is a very interesting place to visit there.
Teror is a very pleasant small town in the hills. Take the blue bus #216 from the main bus station in Las Palmas. it costs a mere 2.30 euro for the 40 minute ride. You can drive of course but the road is narrow and windy and you would not want to meet a bus on a bend coming the other way!
In Teror there is interesting local architecture, nice shops and a number of good and inexpensive cafes. It is very well presented.
There is an information booth at the bus terminus where you can get a free map. The security guy there was extremely helpful when we visited.
We were there on a Sunday when there was an excellent large street market.
Written 10 July 2013
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Richard G
Exeter, UK502 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Attractive town and church which I regret I didn’t appreciate as much as I should. We were on an excursion which had one too many attractions on it with the effect that we were incredibly rushed, a situation not helped by having a really poor local guide. The interior of the church is very pleasant and there is a large tree outside, though I don’t believe that this is the original tree in which the Virgin Mary is alleged to have appeared. The miracle resulted in the town benefitting from pilgrims which explains the quality of the houses.
Written 6 February 2020
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advcards
Reno, NV4,203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Definitely want a quick step in in a nice little courtyard with some restaurants and shopping around it. It dazzles inside a little more than the outside shows
Written 3 November 2023
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L M Thomas
Philadelphia, PA93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
Just like the reviewer below me stated, it's a shame that Teror is not listed more descriptively to be rated accurately. ANYHOW, on to the experience.
I picked Teror for a day trip up from Las Palmas and I was so curious to experience their famous Market on Sunday.
First we drove up to Teror and the sights were AMAZING!!! I loved the experience of seeing the mountain tops, the towns being built directly into the mountain at times, the curvy yet DANGEROUS roads up that were super narrow. The greenery, I LOVED everything about the drive up and we also stopped of road to view the Antique Caste that is in the town of Arucas :-) A must see attraction.
Now on to the market! It is so spread out and I loved that experience. The market is pretty much nestled in the middle/heart of Teror and believe me, there were a ton of people there and the parking deck designated was near full! I knew I had a winner :-)
There was a lot of good treats, food, clothing, herbs, souvenirs, you name it and they probably had it! We actually had some items hand-made and customized on the spot!
If you are hungry, grab a bite from somewhere within the market or better yet, take advantage of the variety of cafes, and tapa restaurants surrounding the market.
The town is rich in architecture and ancient design that it kept well and preserved. We had just a total overall experience being there in Teror. The experience itself was unforgettable and priceless.
Teror is a place I would love to experience again in the future and maybe a little longer.
Written 9 January 2013
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John-KT-Lim
Singapore, Singapore1,795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
During our cruise to the Canary islands, we visited the town of Teror, in Grand Canaria on May 16th. 2015. The town is at an altitude of 1,886ft, and here stands the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pine, or the Virgin of the Pine Tree declared by the Pope in 1914, as the Patron Saint of Grand Canaria Canary. Legend has it that in 1481, shepherds saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary on a pine tree close by, and this shrine was built at the location. The original pine tree is now gone, and in it’s place stands a monument.
On the 8th September every year, about 20,000 people come to venerate the Virgin and requests are made for petitions and favours.

I was immediately struck by interior of the smallish church which is so beautiful! The highlight is the shinning statue of Our Lady surrounded by lovely, intricately carved wood panels, the grand alter and the beautiful wooden roof supported by majestic stone columns. I managed to photograph the alter and include the bright circular dome above it. Two side alters, flanked by stone columns are for the crucified Christ and tabernacle on the left and the Divine Mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, on the right. The alter table is made with pure Spanish silver.

Outside, vendors sell all sorts of holy objects like rosaries and holy pictures, including wax replicas of human organs. It is said that if you have a problem with one of your organs, and you purchased it’s replica in wax and offer it up to the Virgin for a cure, your prayers will be answered! Some worshippers offer jewellery. At one point in time, someone found it
worthwhile to break into the church to steal this jewellery and they never recovered these.

There are public toilets which are free to use without charge in a blue painted building, about 2 minutes walk away from the Cathedral on your right, facing the entrance, while on your left is a cafeteria where your can have a cup of coffee or tea with something to eat. Between the cafeteria and the Cathedral is the decorated stone monument which marks the original site of the pine tree where the apparition occurred to the shepherds.

This shrine is worth a visit not only for the Cathedral, but for the many interesting picturesque buildings around it. Note the building where the town’s mayor resides. The interesting narrow wooden balconies, windows, and wooden doors in some of the houses. Walk through the narrow winding lanes. Visit the Carmelite nuns and purchase some of their produces. These nuns live a cloistered Carmelite life.

Photography is permitted inside the church. There’s an information kiosk near the bus terminal. Free maps available.
Written 24 May 2015
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
A stunning church, situated in a very pretty square.

We were there on market day so there was a lot of life about the place. It was impressive there was no charge to enter the church, it is a must-see if you go to Teror.
Written 24 November 2015
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Warsaw_Mario
Warsaw, Poland302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Basilica is nice to visit - but DO NOT forget about the rest of Teror! The village is really beautiful (see pictures), and you can really relax and soak the atmosphere (something similar to e.g. Ravello in Amalfi Coast, Italy).

If you drive - there will be some parking spots available along the streets, but it may be better to use central underground parking (it is very close to Basilica - you will walk on its roof while going to the village center).
Written 1 May 2014
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Wolszczak
Warsaw, Poland1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
The Basilica is really nice, located in the center of the town. Thx to the hill side location weather is cooler than on the coast. The twisted roads take a bit of time to get up, but it's worth it. When we were onsite there was a local market with variety of cheese available (for a good bargain).

Highly recommend the place.
Written 27 March 2013
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