The historic quarter in Icod de los Vinos is tightly packed and very well-preserved, having been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Its history dates back to the late 15th century when its first buildings were erected, and it has grown gradually since then. The sound of the water flowing from the fountain in Plaza de la Pila is mesmerising. Be warned that if you take a seat on one of its benches, under the shade of a tree, the hours will fly by without you realising. Near to the square is the park that houses the huge ancient Drago Milenario tree, one of Icod's most popular attractions. On your tour of the town centre, don't miss the mother church of San Marcos, Plaza Andrés de Lorenzo Cáceres, the San Francisco monastery or the Emeterio Gutiérrez Albelo Museum House, as well as a string of other unmissable stops.