Fuente de los Azulejos is an unusual rock formation on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. The name literally means “tile fountain”, due to the color of the rocks similar to colourful Portuguese tiles.
Its curious name comes from the optical effect created by the alternation of different types of rock, forming different strips of colors similar to a tiled wall. Blue, green, yellow, red and even lilac tones are combined giving rise to a surprising visual spectacle.
Located between the municipalities of Mogán and the Aldea de San Nicolás, the Fuente de los Azulejos in Gran Canaria receives its name from the inhabitants due to the impressive similarity of its colored slopes with the tiled walls full of tiles.
A few years ago, the Fuente de los Azulejos was declared an Asset of Geological Interest by the Geomining Technological Institute of Spain.
Access : Coordinates: 27.9165, -15.72863 / La Fuente de Los Azulejos is a mountainous area located between the municipalities of Mogán and La Aldea de San Nicolás, to the west of the island.
- The Charcos Azules : The Charcos Azules, a kind of ponds that are formed by the water that runs through the rock and falls down a waterfall that,it has left its geological mark on the rock, the water, as it flows through these ignimbrites, turns a very beautiful intense blue color, a spectacle only visible in the rainy season.
- Hiking through the colored mountains of Gran Canaria: The trail through Los Azulejos de Veneguera is not one of the best known in Gran Canaria, this route from the Degollada de la Aldea to the Azulejos de Veneguera consists of 16 km of extension, which will take you approximately 6 hours.
Go next : Town of Maspalomas / Puerto Mogán / La Playa de Puerto Rico en Gran Canaria / Cañada de los Gatos in Mogán, archaeological heritage of Gran Canaria.