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What to see?

- The sites of Cendro, Tara and el Baladero are made up of a series of dwelling caves, at times of artificial construction and at other times made by taking advantage of caves of volcanic origin. The Baladero site is located right at the foot of the historic-artistic area of San Francisco, and was one of the most important magic-religious sites of the native culture. Tufia is the site with the largest proportions, both in terms of its caves and in the complex of houses of unhewn stone.

- La Montaña de las Cuatro Puertas is a complex of caves which were inhabited by the natives. According to historians it may have been used as lodgings and as a work place by embalmers.

- The area of San Francisco, made up of narrow, uneven streets sloping up towards the Santa María heights. San Francisco is characterized by its low-built houses with two-sided tiled roofs and long whitewashed walls interspersed with streets of unusual cobblestones.

- The area of San Gregorio, where craft centres and businesses are located. The church of San Gregorio includes neoclassical altarpieces and a carving of the Virgin de los Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows).

- The beaches of La Garita and Melenara, whose fine sand stretches for 600 metres and which are both known for their fishing tradition. For several years running and thanks to the services they offer, these beaches have been given the Blue Flag, which is awarded by the Environmental Foundation in Europe. There are also the beaches of Salinetas and Tufia which are a continuation of the old pre-Hispanic settlement that existed on the site. All these beaches are popular with bathers, due to the excellent weather conditions and the range of services on offer: restaurants, medical service, etc.

 
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