The mountain peaks of this municipality encircle the huge basin of Tejeda, which emerged from a huge subsidence crater, carved by water and full of volcanoes.
The basalt monoliths, geological symbols of the island Gran Canaria, crown the mountains of Tejeda and are a must for tourists interested in nature.
This breathtaking view was described as “the petrified storm” by the Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno.
The most important pre-Hispanic settlement lies in the mountain range of Bentayga. This unconquerable natural fortress turned into one of the last redoubts of the Resistance to the Castillian invasion which was due in 1496.
At the Bentayga you can still find the almogarén, a sanctuary where the Guanches performed their religious rites.
The annual average temperature is about 19ºC and the average rainfall is 700mm per year.
There are two clearly defined seasons: a warmer and drier period from June to September, and a colder and more humid one from October to January.