Los Mazapeces

This is the central village in the area of Tamargada, on the northeast of Vallehermoso. It consists of a traditional group of houses at the bottom of the ravine that go up the slope towards the zone of El Cabezo. All the area is populated by a dense Palm- Grove of more than 300 specimens that together with the extraordinary traditional architecture and the crop terraces are part of a very valued landscape for the inhabitants of La Gomera. That is the reason why this landscape has been published in different promotional guides of the island.

Many of the houses, some of them are found in ruins, were built with stone and mud. Most of them had wood- fired ovens and two gabled roofing made up with local tiles.

Mazapeces was very popular for the crops of cereals and legumes, such as lentils, pea-plants, chickpea, wheat, barley or corn. Nowadays, we can find areas for self-consumption of potatoes, vine, corn and varied fruit and vegetables.

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It is the highest village in the entire island of La Gomera. It is 1320 meters over sea level and just at the bottom of the Alto de Garajonay, on the south side. This settlement is part of the Protected landscape of Orone and it is composed of scattered constructions, some of them were built […]

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