This melodic name belongs to a town in the Anaga Mountains in Tenerife. When Daria showed me this location in the photo for the first time, I couldn’t believe it was Spain. It looked to me, as a rather remote village in the Peru mountains.
The name has origins in the Gauche language – the language of the original Tenerife tribes. Anaga likely in Gauche means “surrounded by mountains” and I would say it rings truth, especially looking on at the surroundings.
Taganana is inhabited by the eldest residents in Tenerife. It is located in the northern part of the Anaga mountains and you can only get there by driving downhill and sometimes involves turning down a 180-degree street which is an adventure on its own. Once you reach the town, the view is completely worth it. The feeling of calmness is remarkably engulfing, and, in some way, a mystical impression is present.