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Pictures of landscapes and views of Gran Canaria. Amazing mountains, cliffs, valleys, coasts. It is paradise for landscape photographers. For more information on this beautiful Canary Island visit: Gran Canaria tourist attractions and sightseeing.



Landscapes of Gran Canaria

Landscapes of Gran Canaria

View of the mountains and valley at sunset from the Roque Nublo - the most famous rocks in Gran Canaria. You can see another famous rock - the Roque Bentayga.


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Mountain view

Mountain view

Viewpoint Degollada de La Yegua by the road no GC-60 from Maspalomas to Roque Nublo. Our first meeting with landscapes of Gran Canaria.


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Roque Bentayga

Roque Bentayga

The famous monolithic basalt rock on the hill Bentayga - holy rock for Guanche indigenous people of Gran Canaria.


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Pico de las Nieves

Pico de las Nieves

On the right of the radar (ball) you can see the highest mountain in Gran Canaria - Pico de las Nieves (Snow Mountain) 1949m asl. You can get there by car to the top and enjoy the views.


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Roque Nublo and ravine Barranco de Tejeda

Roque Nublo and ravine Barranco de Tejeda

Gran Cananria is one of the great mountain range whose slopes are cut by hundreds of deep valleys and gorges. Landscapes are amazing. You can also see the tiny villages clinging to the slopes of the mountains. See spherical photo.


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Landscape pictures

Landscape pictures

Amazing landscapes, monumental rocks, steep slopes and villages on the edges. People build houses on narrow rock shelves and drive cars on the narrow winding roads ...


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Exploring Gran Canaria

Exploring Gran Canaria

The best option to explore Gran Canaria is a a tour by car. We rented a Fiat Panda in Maspalomas. Small car on Grand Canaria is a very good idea. There is so narrowly on many mountain roads, the two cars will not fit on the road.


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Roads in Gran Canaria

Roads in Gran Canaria

There are all kinds of roads on Gran Canaria: multi-lane highway with long tunnels, good quality local roads and side roads - often winding and narrow for one car, in many places on the shelves of rock and without any barriers ... 30 km you drive an hour or longer...


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Lake in the mountains

Lake in the mountains

Mountain lake on Gran Canaria, surrounded by a beautiful pine forest.


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Scenic route

Scenic route

Gran Canaria impresses landscapes and nature - high mountains, uplifted rocks, steep slopes, deep gorges and valleys. Every turn shows another beautiful view. When you drive a car through the mountains you have to stop every few kilometers to enjoy another beautiful view.


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Roads in mountains

Roads in mountains

Discovering Gran Canaria by car I recommend to choose the side roads. The roads are very winding and extremely steep uphill. In many places you need to go in first gear with the hope that nothing appears from the opposite direction. But you have to to see them - the landscapes are magnificent.


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Mountain landscape

Mountain landscape

Huge mountains, rocks and valleys ... and cottages on the slopes ... strange that someone built a house so high and live there. There you can see beautifully situated village of Carrizal de Tejeda right on the mountainside. The two sacred rocks Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo are at the top of the photo.


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We are going to Roque Nublo

We are going to Roque Nublo

The setting sun, the ocean on the horizon, rocks and pine forest. Trail to Roque Nublo is really beautiful - it is worth to go to this sacred rock at sunset.


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The trail to Roque Nublo

The trail to Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo 1813m asl It is the second highest peak in Gran Canaria. There is a 80 m high basalt monolith at the end of the plateau. Roque Nublo was a place of cult for aborigines.


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Landscapes from Roque Nublo

Landscapes from Roque Nublo

In January, the evening was cool here - about 9° C and a fairly strong wind. The temperature at the top is about 10 degrees lower than on the beach in Maspalomas. The trail from the parking lot is not long but it is worth to wear pants, fleece and even a jacket.


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Gran Canaria trekking

Gran Canaria trekking

Scenery with Gran Canaria impressed me very much. I will have to go back there one day to discover this island to go trekking. There are about 800 km of trails for hiking on the island.


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Amazing views

Amazing views

Evening at Gran Canaria - the setting sun illuminates the side of the mountain and in the background you can see a sacred rock - symbol of the island - Roque Nublo.


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Nature and man

Nature and man

Nature such a great and beautiful ... a man small and inconspicuous ... Most important is to live in harmony with nature and not take it too much ...


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Viewpoint Mirador del Balcón

Viewpoint Mirador del Balcón

A viewpoint is located on the western extreme point of the island of Gran Canaria at a closed road (GC-200). The point is the balcony suspended over a vertical cliff falling into the Atlantic, and the rocks look like the tail of a dragon. A viewpoint is the end of the road - barrier across the road makes it impossible to continue the trip.


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El Bufadero

El Bufadero

Rocky, the east coast of Gran Canaria with spectacular wells in the lava - El Bufadero. Find the exit 8 off the highway and take a moment and see an interesting place.


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The road through the mountains

The road through the mountains

Road No. GC-200 from Mogán to La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino - very good quality and interesting views.


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The views of Gran Canaria

The views of Gran Canaria

Mountains, valleys, winding roads cut into the hillside and tiny village ... and every valley is prettier ... It should get off the main roads to see such views ...


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Great plants

Great plants

The giant ficus in a botanical garden Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo (Jardín Canario). You should go there for a few hours because the garden is very large and interesting. Entrance to the garden is free.


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Botanical Garden, Gran Canaria

Botanical Garden, Gran Canaria

Canary Islands dragon trees - Dracaena draco (drago) in the botanical garden Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo (Jardín Canario).


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Roque Nublo after sunset

Roque Nublo after sunset

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island - so much breathtaking landscapes here - mountains, valleys, beaches, dunes, forests, lakes ... I had already visited five other Canary Islands ... but for me, Gran Canaria is the most beautiful - I have to come back!


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