Gran Canaria
**Gáldar** is a town and municipality located in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria, which is part of the Canary Islands in Spain. Here are some highlights about Gáldar:
**Cueva Pintada Archaeological Park**: This park showcases ancient rock drawings from the pre-Hispanic era. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the island’s ancestral past.
**Matrix Temple of Santiago de Gáldar**: A beautiful temple that blends baroque and neo-classical styles. Notably, it houses the **Pila Verde** (Green Christening Stone), where the first defeated Canarians received their baptism after the Spanish conquest.
**Plaza Grande (Great Square)**: A well-preserved public walk from the 19th century, featuring centennial trees like South American Laurels and Araucarias.
**Beaches and Natural Pools**: Gáldar boasts several beaches and natural pools. The beach of **Sardina** is popular among divers due to its convenient harbor for equipment and night dives.

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