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Visit Los Silos
Los Silos is nestles under the rugged Teno mountains. It is on the north west coast of Tenerife not far from the pretty town of Garachico.
Explore Los Silos
The name of Los Silos comes from the three grain stores that were built in the 15th century. Cereals and later sugar were important crops in Los Silos history. Nowadays banana plantations and grape vines cover much of the surrounding area.
Los Silos is an attractive town on the northern coast of Tenerife with a backdrop of the Teno mountains. With cobbled streets, traditional canarian architecture and attractive plazas it is a pleasure to wander the streets of Los Silos.
The church of Nuestra Senora de la Luz dates back to the 16th century and is an attractive white church with lots of gothic arches. Inside the windows let in lots of light giving it a nice airy atmosphere.
Inside the town hall on Los Silos's main square, the Plaza de la Luz, it is possible to go up to the first floor to see the lovely wooden balcony and the gothic picture 'the Martyrdom of San Sebastian'. This is Tenerife's most valuable painting. . The square, with its charming band-stand is a pleasant place to stop for lunch or try the delicious tapas in the former school house.
Opposite the church is the San Sebastian convent which was built in 1649. This had a fairly short life as a convent and later became the town hall before ultimately becoming the town and cultural centre and it also has an art exhibition centre.
Los Silos has an excellent farmer's market with lots of organic produce. It is a great place to stock up if you are planning a picnic al-fresco.
The beach of Los Silos is a ten minute walk from the town and its beach is decorated with a huge whale skeleton. Whilst the beach is not great there is a large swimming pool complex and centres where you can organise fishing and scuba diving.
top photo kindly supplied by the Turismo de Tenerife
Places to visit nearby
The beautiful Teno mountains are just a short distance south of Los Silos and well worth exploring. In the mountains are the pretty villages of Teno Alto and Masca. Indeed Masca is considered to be the most beautiful village of Tenerife.
Because of the Teno mountains and Parque Rural de Teno this area is very popular with walkers and there are lots of trails that you can follow.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Tenerife guide.