Teror is a Country Town set amongst gently rolling green hills and valleys and is relatively untouched by tourism. As many have commented, the name is not particularly apt for this slow-paced and verdant setting.
The origins of the Town lie not only in it’s location as an agricultural centre and source of water, but also because of it’s importance as a religious centre and place of pilgrimage.
An apparition of the Virgin Mary (La Virgen del Pino) was seen here at the end of the 15th Century and Teror has been synonymous with Catholicism in the Canary Islands ever since.
The Basílica de La Virgen del Pino in the Historic Centre of Teror dates back to 1767, though it has seen substantial renovation over the years. Beside the irregularly-shaped Square that surrounds the Basilica is the Plaza de Tereza Bolívar, dedicated to the wife of Simón Bolívar, the South American Revolutionary. Her ancestors were from Teror.
A visit to Teror would not be complete without sampling some of the local produce, such as the Morcilla Dulce (a sweet Blood Sausage) or the local Chorizo in one of the Local Restaurants.