Surroundings of the place
The Cueva de los Canarios is located on the northern wall of the Caldera de Bandama. It was used by the old canaries as a barn, and there are important Liberal - Berber inscriptions, known since the 19th century. From this deposit come some vessels that are part of the collection of El Museo Canario.También Valle de La Angostura
And Las Meleguinas offer numerous aboriginal traces of interest. These are groups of caves excavated in rock, silos and sidewalks.
Its importance has motivated to declare the region like Property of Cultural Interest. In the neighborhoods of La Angostura is the set
Archaeological site of Tejar. It receives its name thanks to an old furnace of tiles, existing from century XVI. In it you can appreciate
The remains of a dry stone wall suggesting the existence of an aboriginal house or the formation of a funerary tomb. Likewise,
Ceramic pieces, vessels or carvings and curious pintaderas have been found.
If you walk through the village helmet it is easy to see the Parish Church of Santa Brigida. In 1525 was founded the first hermitage where the present Church is now. The temple, after suffering a fire, presents an exterior with neogothic characteristics, and an interior typical of many churches of the island: plants of three naves of equal height, vaults
Of medium canyon, that shows severe characteristics that respond to the old structure. We can also visit the Agricultural Park Guiniguada, next to the Palm grove of Satautejo.
In its surroundings, Santa Brígida offers landscapes of extraordinary beauty, among others, it is worth mentioning the Drago de Barranco Alonso, located in the area of the same name, this dragon is estimated an antiquity of about 500 years, draws attention not only for its Beauty and majesty but by the situation of the same, since it is hung of a risk.
The area of Monte Lentiscal is characterized by abundance and variety in tree species; Lentiscos, nurseries, mocanes, madroños, dragos, acebuches, sabinas ..., that have given rise to different toponyms in the zone. At present, this forest has diminished because of the massive construction, emphasizing the cultivation of the vines.
The Natural Monument of Bandama, is located at 574 m. Of altitude with an extension of 325 hectares, and a diameter of approximately 1 km. It is the largest of the volcanoes of recent activity in Gran Canaria. It is a relatively symmetrical cinder cone, with a horseshoe crater open to the northwest that appears in the dividing of the ravines of Las Goteras and Los Hoyos.
This volcano deposited a very extensive area of lapillis with an average thickness of four meters, constituting the most extensive pyroclastic field of the Island.
From the top you can see great part of the Island of Gran Canaria, next to the Caldera you will find the Golf Club and the Club de Hípica de Bandama.
Santa Brígida offers another great attraction to its visitors: the Wine Route. Los Lagares is the first stop on this wine route, located in areas near the lands of the volcano of Bandama. There are a total of seven wineries. In this same area we find a manor house of traditional Canarian style and very short distance we find La Cruz del Inglés, between the border of the municipalities of Santa Brígida and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The route continues through the Caldera de Bandama, whose name comes from Daniel Van Dame, a 17th century Flemish merchant, and if you take the main road you will arrive at Monte Lentiscal, where we find the monument to the wine area and we can taste the famous wines Del Monte, in one of the wineries in the area. Some of these wines have a designation of origin.
The ascent to the Caldera allows to observe farms dedicated to the cultivation of the vine, located in lava lands or what is the same: picón.
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the municipality of Santa Brígida opens the doors of its agricultural and handicraft market. There, locals and visitors buy the products of the land, a great variety of cheeses, bread country, jams and homemade honeys and a varied pastry.
But Santa Brigida is also characterized by the great craftsmanship of making clay pots and other bowls. It is in the neighborhood of La Atalaya where most of the pottery of the municipality is concentrated. In the historical center of this area of Santa Brigida, it is possible to visit Casa Alfar de Panchito and La Locale de La Atalaya, which encourage the memory of this tradition, offering visitors a cultural attraction.