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La Gomera San Sebastian Cruises

Gomera is round, has a surface area of 378km2 and a population of over 17,000 inhabitants. It is a rich, densely wooded island with a large massif in the centre, called Alto de Garajonary, another National Park at a height of 1,487m above sea level. Its coastline is rugged and full of cliffs, while it is mountainous inland.

A famous feature is its whistle language, used by the inhabitants of the island to communicate from mountain to mountain.

San Sebastian, the capital and harbour of the island, is the place where the Conde de la Gomera Parador stands. It is a pretty, picturesque village with about 6,000 inhabitants. This is where Columbus prepared his ships, took in water and food supplies, and this is where La Asuncin's stands, where he attended mass before setting out on his way to America.

This port of call where Columbus was put up by Beatriz de Bobadilla, the widow of Hernan Peraza, lord of the island, before the voyage leading to the discovery has a sight in memory of the occasion: the so-called Torre de Conde, a former fortress, officially; Sight of Interest to National History today.

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