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Valeron Monastery

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Address: Cuesta de Silva, s/n | Santa Maria de Guia, 35450, Gran Canaria, Spain
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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World class site - must see!

Such a lovely surprise to see ! We enjoyed our visit very much. Staffs were friendly and helpful. Lovely view of the bay as well. Nothing like what you see in Europe really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely surprise to see ! We enjoyed our visit very much. Staffs were friendly and helpful. Lovely view of the bay as well. Nothing like what you see in Europe really.. highly recommended

Thank ting c
Southern Poland, Poland
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Amazing view, easy to park car, short walk and it is on the way to other attractions, you do not have to turn around.

Thank luissa_m
Heidelberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

It is not only the caves that are worth visiting. It is also the view from here. There are a lot of boards where you can read about the different theories what this site was used for from monastery to grain stores. There is also one of the nice dragon tries of the island planet in 1974. Entrance fee of... More 

3 Thank Bernd K
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

one of the most interesting places to visit on the island, very small parking, short and comfortable climb, great views, interesting historical monument

Thank ylpc
Ubrique, Spain
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377 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Current and accepted thinking is that these caves were a grain store and nothing to do with either monks or vestal virgins. You have to visit by car and people with mobility problems cannot handle the many stairs. Entrance for seniors is €2 and that probably sums up the worth of the visit. Explanations on the way up are multi... More 

1 Thank Jacko070
Tallinn, Estonia
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Worth visiting the place, you will see the fruit of the monks held, floods and sea pirates. At first it was thought that they themselves were living there as well, but this place is that where was the grain storage, Repište on going is also the place (one of them inhabited) place itself is located high on a hill side,... More 

Thank L0tta1979
Croydon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Slightly off the beaten track, but a very friendly man in the kiosk will take a modest admission charge and send you up a steep flight of stairs. Nothing you've seen from the road prepares you for the honeycomb of caves set high in the cliff. There's not a huge amount to see, but the interpretation boards are excellent. Miss... More 

1 Thank The_Running_Tenor
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The Cenobio de Valeron is an amazing aboriginal grain collection store, an intricate complex of caves, near Santa Maria de Guia, located high up an escarpment at Montana del Gallego and accessed from the GC2 motorway (exit 20) which connects Las Palmas and Agaete. "Cenobio" means monastery and it was originally thought that the chambers were convent rooms in which... More 

2 Thank PattyGRMac
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Well hidden, it is almost impossible to see it from the road. This strategic point is famous for having been the barn of the local tribes although the place looks more similar to the Sardinian prehistoric chamber tombs named "Domus de Janas". Breathtaking views are part of the visit.

Thank Andrea D
Tromso, Norway
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Cenobio de Valerón was without a doubt one of the most interesting places we visited during our trip to Gran Canaria. As others have pointed out, it's a fairly small site, which may disappoint some. On the other hand, considering the primitive tools involved in its construction, I found its size very impressive indeed. Perhaps the most impressive thing of... More 

1 Thank Sigve L

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