Valeron Monastery

Valeron Monastery, Gran Canaria

Valeron Monastery
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jerzy S
Pruszkow, Poland17 contributions
Short stay only
Feb 2020 • Family
Interesting for short stay. Introduction to the sad Guanches story. Beautiful views of the mountains and the ocean.
Written February 15, 2020
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dariuszrozwadowski
Gliwice, Polska21 contributions
A huge granary used by the pre-Hispanic Canaries
Sep 2018 • Solo
It's worth visiting this place because of its cultural and historical value on Gran Canaria. The granaries at Cenobio de Valerón have been prepared for visits and receptions. Visitors can visit this place alone or go on a guided tour. There is a car park with a toilet next to it. At the entrance, there is a small souvenir shop and typical local products. I recommend you come here earlier in the morning to avoid queuing.
Written February 23, 2019
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LittleTripper456
Yorkshire, UK89 contributions
Interesting, worth a visit if you have a car
Feb 2019 • Couples
We drove over one morning in January. There were a handful of other people there so it didn't feel crowded, but this could be more in the summer. There was a small roadside parking area with space for half a dozen cars. The road to the caves was an adventure in itself as it was particularly winding with steep drops to the side (there was a barrier thankfully, but lots of blind tight corners). Once there the caves were accessed by a solid staircase. It was interesting to see as it's different to many items on Gran Canaria and made for some different photos but it only took 20 minutes to visit as it is compact. It was very cheap at €3 for an adult. If you have a car it's worth a drive out there for the road trip and view.
Written February 4, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,247 contributions
Very intereating prehistorical place
May 2018 • Solo
Valeron Monastery is an archeological park located in Santa María de Guía, in the North of Gran Canary Island. Here you can see a big cave, where aborigens of the island kept food in the past. It is a very interesting place, where you can see this place, learn a lot about the history of the island and enjoy with the beautiful views of surroundings. Very interesting place, if you are a (pre)history-lover.
(see also Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada)
Written January 27, 2019
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JohnUK
London, UK901 contributions
Enjoyable
Dec 2018 • Couples
Easy to park for about 8 cars. Small gift shop and toilet. Good interpretation boards and fantastic views. Not much to it but a good half an hours visit.
Written December 15, 2018
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John F
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom178 contributions
Interesting and worth a visit
Oct 2018 • Couples
Not suitable for wheelchairs or disabled. Toilet available. Parking. €3 entrance (€2 concessions)

El Cenobio (monastery but actually a grain store) is on GC291 and there is parking for a small number of cars. It is in the cliff face and approached by steps with handrail and also seats and info at intermediate points.

For where it is, it is set out well with plenty of information. It is not as good as the tombs at Mailed but still worth a visit.
Written October 7, 2018
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KRISEK
Bishops Stortford, UK344 contributions
Great escape from boring beach
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very local, unusual historical site. Not much tourists. Great place to visit when exploring more than Playa Ingles....
Written June 24, 2018
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John Taylor
Hereford, UK233 contributions
Great place to see
Mar 2018 • Couples
This attraction takes only a couple of hours and ticks a lot of boxes.

Free parking, 3 Euros to access and easy access after a fairly steep but staircase climb.

You will see honeycomb caves used many moons ago to Counsel and store food. Facinating area, worthy of a short detour.

Go in the morning for best photo op as the sun shines straight into the caves.
Written March 30, 2018
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Richard_Harpum
Doncaster, United Kingdom1,689 contributions
Interesting archaeological site
Feb 2018 • Couples
During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and I visited the Cenobio de Valerón archaeological site. There is limited parking on the road outside. The entry fee is only Euro 3 pp, so is quite reasonable.
The site is a complex system of about 300 small man-made compartments that it is generally thought were used for grain storage by the aboriginal Canarians prior to the arrival of the Spanish invaders. They were carved within a large cave in a huge cliff.
Access is by a good system of stairs up the side of the cliff.
Recommended if you are in the area.
Written February 21, 2018
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Mary B
London, UK47 contributions
It's not a monastery - it's a food store - really worth a visit
Nov 2017 • Couples
From the road it is about 10 minutes up some steps. I did not find it vertiginous at all (and can be affected). You can't imagine how hard it would have been to get there before the road and steps! It reminds us how much safely storing excess food was a pretty serious business for families here in earlier times. It is a small site with handy info boards and big views. Make time to read the boards as they are very informative.
Written November 10, 2017
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