he Bentayga Roque is one of the most unique rock formations of the island of Gran Canaria. It is within the Tejeda caldera, in the municipality of the same name, in the heart of the island. Thepythons Bentayga has some typical basaltic geological structure of Gran Canaria. Its height is 1,404meters above sea level. About roque ancient settlements are aboriginals Cuevas del Rey and RoqueCamello, consisting of a hundred rooms caves, tombs, silos, etc.. On the eastern side of the base of the rook is called “the Bentayga Almogaren” construction should be a place of worship of the aborigines. A stone wall running along the base of the rook by its eastern and southern sides could define the sacred space, although other sources suggest its use as a defensive bulwark. Have recently been released several rock carvings in Libyan-Berber alphabet, although there are doubtsabout its authenticity. The summit is a meeting place of the old settlers, his name is Almogaren.
The Bentayga Roque, Tejeda. Gran Canaria