Pearl of the North is the clean and cozy town of Teror. The imposing mansions of the XVI-XVII centuries, standing close to each other on the streets of General Franco, just catch the eye with their colors, stunning wood and stone balconies and bay windows.
Cobblestone street leads directly to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pino, which is particularly revered by statue of the Virgin Mary. Since its appearance among the branches of trees in 1481, Nuestra Señora del Pino (Our Lady of the Pine) played a significant role in the daily life of the island. In 1914, Pope Pius XII declared her to be the patron saint of the island, and Teror, with its sanctuary, became the religious capital of the island. Every year on September 9, the patron of Gran Canaria attracts pilgrims from all over the island.
A market attracting thousands of people is open in the square in front of the church on Sundays. Among other things you can try the local delicacy - sausage chorizo de Teror.
Across from the Basilica stands the building of the house-museum De Los Patrones de la Virgen, representing the life of an aristocratic family of Manriquez De Lara. The museum has old photographs, weapons and furniture on display, including the bed where King Alfonso XIII was sleeping during his visit in 1906. The museum is worth visiting if only to see the beautifully renovated rich Canarian house with a beautiful patio.