The historical heritage is so important from every point of view, that each of the islands possesses its own identity intertwined with that of the archipelago in one single thread of life.
Among their historical legacies, the transformation of what it means to be a Canary Island dweller and the permanent interest of becoming a part of the universal cultural wealth while maintaining their own identity is now a top interest for the population.
Canary history appears in the streets, churches and cathedrals such as those in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
; historical quarters such as Santa Cruz de La Palma or Valverde ( El Hierro
); mansions such as those in La Laguna
( Tenerife) -declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO-; towers such as the one in Tostón in El Cotillo ( Fuerteventura
) or the one of El Conde ( La Gomera
); forts such as San Gabriel ( Lanzarote
); caves and settlements where the aborigines left their legacy, such as the Painted cave of Galdar (Cueva Pintada de Gáldar) ( Gran Canaria
) or Zonzamas in Lanzarote. The petroglyphics such as those of the sacred mountain of Tindaya ( Fuerteventura), those of Garafía ( La Palma
) or those of Los Balos ( Gran Canaria).