A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
Cuatro Puertas, a sacred site of the ancient Canarians
On Bermeja Mountain, near Telde (a city with ancient roots), is a group of archaeological sites. Cuatro Puertas (Four Doors) is an artifical cave carved from the volcanic rock with four entries opening into one large chamber. Outside of the cave are rows of parallel post holes. Skins or other coverings could have been hung to protect the exposed cave from sun and wind.
Left: The interior of Cuatro Puertas Most of Cuatro Puertas is currently on private property, but the government is negotiating with the owners to buy this and other sites in the area.