VEGA DE SAN MATEO

Gran Canaria
**San Mateo**, officially known as **Vega de San Mateo**, is a charming town and municipality nestled in the mountainous central part of Gran Canaria, one of the beautiful Canary Islands. Here’s what you can discover in this delightful area:
**Historical Center and Famous Market**:
– The heart of Vega de San Mateo lies in its **old town**. Stroll through its cobbled streets to appreciate traditional Canarian architecture.
– Visit the **Church of San Mateo Apóstol** and explore the **San Mateo market**, where you can sample and purchase local products.
– Don’t miss the famous **San Mateo pilgrimage**, celebrated every September 20—a traditional Gran Canaria event.
**Panoramic Views**:
– For breathtaking vistas, head to the **Viewpoint of Pico de los Pozos de las Nieves** (commonly known as the Pico de Las Nieves viewpoint).
– From here, you’ll see the iconic **Roque Nublo** and enjoy contrasting landscapes that Gran Canaria offers.
– On clear days, you can even glimpse Tenerife and the Canarian pine forest of the Nublo Rural Park.
**Highest Peak and Nearby Points of Interest**:
– Just steps away, visit the **Mirador and Morro de la Agujereada**, Gran Canaria’s highest peak at 1,956 meters above sea level.
– Explore the **Llanos de Ana López**, a recreational area perfect for picnics, barbecues, and outdoor enjoyment.
Vega de San Mateo represents authentic Canarian rural life, offering spectacular landscapes, top-quality natural products, dreamy hiking trails, warm hospitality, and charming corners. Whether you’re a nature lover or a history enthusiast, this town has something special to offer!

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