Hotel El Traspatio Granadilla de Abona
El Traspatio was totally rebuilt and renovated at the beginning of this century to be used in rural tourism, using the old house that belonged to our family, and which was originally built in the 19th century.It is divided into three large apartments or independent accommodations, all fully equipped, and each accommodation has its own entrance from the street, a lounge-dining room, kitchen, bathroom and a double room in each apartment. The only spaces that its shares with other possible guests are the gardened patios, which have all the necessary garden furniture to guarantee the lovely shade of the large Canary Island palm trees, the singing of the birds that nest here year after year, as well as being the ideal place for reading or watching the sky full of stars on a warm pleasant evening.The street, called Arquitecto Marrero, where we find the house at No. 9, is quite central and large, but very peaceful, as it is a pedestrian area and does not have any shops or that many people. The street starts just 60 metres away in the square, with the Franciscan convent of San Luis, which dates back to the 17th-century and which was rebuilt in the 18th-century after a fire. It is a BIC (which in Spanish means an Island Listed Building of Cultural Interest), and has been recently restored and converted into a large building for cultural purposes, with a library, studios and exhibitions, cybercafe, etc. This square is also home to the new Town Hall.On the other side of the street, we find the small municipal museum and in the first side street, the mother church of San Antonio de Papua (which is also an Island Listed Building of Cultural Interest), and hence, in the surrounding area we find numerous examples of traditional Canary Island architecture, which are protected by the state for being models of our past, which were taken to different American latitudes in the long history of Canary Islands emigration to the new continent.Granadilla offers all the necessary services for a unique, pleasant and very safe stay, as you are bound to discover throughout this area of the island, and although it has a population of 7,500 people, it is ideal for its peaceful and quiet lifestyle, away from all the hustle and bustle of the more conventional and artificial resorts on the coast, and at the same time ideally linked to travel from here to any part of the island, whether it is the beaches, the mountains or the towns and villages.