Pajara

Pajara is a small town situated on the Jandia peninsula. Its a pretty little place with a nice smattering of greenery to admire. Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Regla is the name of the church here which dates back to the late seventeenth century. It is considered to be one of the finest on the island with its marvelous stone doorway and beautiful altar which has Mexican origins.

Located at the front of the town hall you will see an old waterwheel offering an insight into the towns history. The historical town of Tuineje can be found close by. A famous battle was fought here between British pirates and local farmers towards the middle of the eighteenth century.

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Despite being outnumbered and with inferior weapons the farmers prevailed. Thirty of the pirates lost their lives as well as five locals. The cannon used by the English that day now sits in front of the museum in Betancuria. There is a painting at San Miguel Arcangel Church depicting the event.