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Arucas Historical Centre

Farming Economy: First cochineal and then bananas
The north Gran Canaria town of Arucas grew out of the farming boom in the Canary Islands in the years after their discovery. The town was rich thanks to cochineal bugs, used for red dye, and a later banana boom. Rebuilt as early as 1478 after a fire, it became a city at the end of the 19th Century. Its famous rum is named after its original guanche name Arehucas, and is still made today in a factory dating back to the 19th Century. It is open for visits.
The San Juan Bautista church, known locally as the cathedral
From a historical, cultural and artistic standpoint the San Juan Bautista church stands tall in Arucas. Technically a church it has been known by all in Gran Canaria as a cathedral since its rebuilding at the start of the 20th Century. Neo Gothic in style, it guards a number of artistic treasures such as Italian sculptures, and paintings from the Flamenca and Andaluz Schools. Other Arucas highlights include the walks through the Gourie Park and Las Hespérides botanical garden, built in 1880.
Historical heritage
Historic site
Type
Historic quarter
Archeological sites
Public transport
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic bus
Touristic info
Localidad
Arucas

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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