A walk around the historic quarter of Los Silos

A walking route in northern Tenerife
Los Silos walking route
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This majestic town in the region of Isla Baja was named Los Silos (meaning "The Silos") in 1509, when a significant number of grain stores were built in the area. Livestock and farming are the main sources livelihood for its residents.

The town of Los Silos is particularly noteworthy for its rich animal and plant life. Situated in the heart of the Teno mountain range, it is a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. Ranging from the coast all the way up to the highest point in the municipality are some of Tenerife's most stunning natural parks: Monte del Agua, the Scientific Interest Site of Interián, the cliffs of La Culata, the ponds of Las Charcas de Erjos and many more.

Running through the town are a number of ancient paths carved out by the silo workers for the animals to use when carrying their loads. These trails, which still preserve their original stone paving, are now treasured by nature lovers and researchers. There are three main routes among them: Las Moradas, Cuevas Negras and Talavera.

Los Silos also boasts a varied heritage for visitors to explore on an unforgettable journey into the quiet corners of its historic quarter.

Culture and tradition are also closely linked to the municipality's daily life. Various festivities take place in Los Silos at different times of the year. One of the most important events is the popular festival in honour of the town's patron saint, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, which is held in September. Equally entertaining are the festivities of San Antonio Abad in mid-January and the Corpus Christi.

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A walk around the historic quarter of Los Silos

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