San Sebastián de la Gomera
La Gomera is a small island belonging to the Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean, on the north-west coast of Africa.
Being the 33.3% of its surface a National Park, in addition to 16 protected natural areas, La Gomera is almost an unspoiled territory, where it is really difficult not to get relaxed. Garajonay National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, while the forest is a world reserve for the conservation of laurisilva trees, which began to disappear from Europe and the Mediterranean basin about 10 000 years ago.
For its very special location, protection and climate, the vegetation is very thick and, due to its volcanic origin, the island has many spectacular ravines which turn the island into an amazing place to visit.
San Sebastian de la Gomera has also its own jewels: La Torre del Conde, a medieval fortress and the oldest building preserved on the islands, the church of Our Virgin of the Assumption, a museum of religious art works from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the Chapel of St. Sebastian, built around 1530, are worth a visit. The so-called Casa de la Aguada is popular for its well. The legend says that Christopher Columbus baptized the new continent with some water from this well.