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Valeron Monastery

Cuesta de Silva, s/n | Santa Maria de Guia, 35450, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 618 60 78 96
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It's not a monastery - it's a food store - really worth a visit

From the road it is about 10 minutes up some steps. I did not find it vertiginous at all (and can... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Mary B
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London, United Kingdom
Not religious & great views

Firstly, lets get something clear, there are lots of steps. The site is on the side of a steep hill... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lee H
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Cuesta de Silva, s/n | Santa Maria de Guia, 35450, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Firstly, lets get something clear, there are lots of steps. The site is on the side of a steep hill so if you can't handle steps & steep climbs, then this is probably not for you. There are limited refreshments available by way of a...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You don't need long for a visit to this site, it is very small but lots of steps and unfortunately is a grain store and not a monastery but interesting none the less and the views are fantastic.

Thank WellingboroughFamily
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Worth visiting if you're in the area. The archeological site dates back to the first inhabitants of the island. It is a huge cave comprising hundreds of small cavities dug some 500 years ago to stock grains. Very interesting. There are several panels providing explanations...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We rented a car and saw this sight. Once we managed to make the correct turn off we had no trouble finding this sight. There isn't much to see but the signs are informative. I would make the effort to see other sights in the...More

Thank theadventure
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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
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
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...More

3  Thank Bernd K
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
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...More

1  Thank Jacko070
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Response from cenobio de vale... S | Property representative |
Hello, there are two lines from the capital that stops near us (103 and 105, the stop name is Llano Alegre), but you´ll have to walk about 20 minutes until you´ll find us. Other possibility is going by bus until Llano... More
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