SANTA LUCÍA DE TIRAJANA

Gran Canaria
**Santa Lucía de Tirajana**, located in the southeastern part of Gran Canaria, is a picturesque municipality that seamlessly blends history, culture, and nature. Here are some highlights about Santa Lucía de Tirajana:
**Geography**:
– The town of Santa Lucía de Tirajana is nestled in the mountains, approximately 27 kilometers (17 miles) southwest of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria.
– The municipality covers an area of 61.56 km² (23.77 sq mi) and includes larger towns such as **Cruce de Sardina**, **El Doctoral**, and **Vecindario**, which are situated near the coast.
– The GC-1 highway passes through the southeastern part of the municipality.
**Historical Sites**:
– **La Fortaleza**, an archaeological site, is listed as a Property of Cultural Interest. It features nine water mills dating back to the 19th century, built along the Riego de la Zarcilla river. Most of these mills operated until the 1970s.
– Notably, the two mills in **El Valle** (one for olive oil production and the other for gofio) were declared properties of cultural interest in 2003.
**Population**:
– The population of Santa Lucía de Tirajana stands around at 70,000 residents.
If you ever explore Gran Canaria, Santa Lucía de Tirajana is a captivating destination worth discovering!

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