Visit Los Silos, Tenerife - travel guide and tourism

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Visit Los Silos

Los Silos is nestles under the rugged Teno mountains.

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.

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.

Inside the town hall on Los Silos's main square 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.

Los Silos has an excellent farmer's market with lots of organic produce.

The beach 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 do fishing and  scuba diving.

photo kindly supplied by the Turismo de Tenerife

See also:

Map of Los Silos and places nearby

Los Silos places to visit