If you are planning your holiday to Vega de San Mateo in Gran Canaria, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort and help you in selection from our range of accommodation
This is a small town located 21km from the capital – Las Palmas and is known both for its green, sweeping landscape [Vega means “fertile plain”] and for its agricultural market held every Sunday where you will be able to buy local produce such as fruit, vegetables, cheese. Farmers will also bring their livestock to the market for sale. You will find almond, chestnut and fig trees in abundance and try the pears and peaches from here as they are supposedly the best on the island of Gran Canaria.
At the weekend market you will also be able to purchase other products such as wicker baskets, leather and wooden gifts. Vega de San Mateo is also known for the production of Canary Islands knives.
Visit the 17th century church of San Mateo located on Calle Principal where you will find a bell sent from Cuba by local emigrants and also inside a statue of the town’s patron saint – Saint Matthew. If you are here around the 21 September you will be able to see the pilgrimage and celebrations of Saint Matthew.
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