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  1. Terry at Overnight New York
    April 4, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    Amazing that this sleepy little village was once the capital! And cool how international it’s become.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 4, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

      It’s definitely the smallest (former and, who knows?, future) municipal capital we’ve visited, Terry.

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  2. wanderingeducators
    April 4, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    Looks so beautiful there!
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  3. Jennifer
    April 4, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Interesting. Can you see anything of the 1937 assassination of Don Juan Santana Vega still, today?
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  4. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    April 4, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    Do you have photos of the market? I love reading about small towns–they can be really interesting, especially this one which has a bloody history!
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  5. Val-This Way To Paradise
    April 5, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    This looks so beautiful. As I travel around Europe, I am realizing that Spain is one of my favorite countries here!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 5, 2014 @ 11:05 am

      Thanks, Val. So, when are you coming over to see us in Gran Canaria?

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  6. Lillie - @WorldLillie
    April 5, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    I had no idea about that history! Whoa!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 6, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

      Well, Lillie, the Canary Islands, despite their geographical position (closer to Africa, further away from the Spanish Peninsula) or maybe even because of it, played a key role in the Spanish Civil War. Franco planned his campaign from here after he was exiled to the Canaries. Later, he would “punish” any of his soldiers who engaged in homosexual acts by posting them here.

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  7. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    April 7, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

    Fascinating history!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      April 7, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

      Thanks, Mary. We could have done a blog post on San Lorenzo’s history alone.

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  8. ben
    April 13, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    I love visiting local market specially on Sundays, LOTS of foods and things to buy! 😀
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