La Palma

Culture
 

Dwarfs from La Palma

The dance of the Dwarfs of La Palma is one of the main acts of the festivities of La Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves, in Santa Cruz de La Palma, which is held every 5 years. This is a tradition that began in 1905 as yet another token of gratitude to the island's patron saint. This dance is performed by 24 men wearing the same costume to the sound of a polka.

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Observatory 
Roque de Los Muchachos

The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory was inaugurated by the King and Queen of Spain in 1985 and belongs to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Due to the location of La Palma and the altitude above sea level, numerous telescopes have been built in Roque de los Muchachos.

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Naval Museum
Boat of La Virgen

The Naval Museum of the Barco de La Virgen is a monument and naval museum that has the particularity of having the form of a large galleon stranded next to the ravine of Las Nieves, in the northern part of the urban area of Santa Cruz de La Palma.

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Plátano Tazacorte

Museum

Discover the only museum exclusively dedicated to bananas in Europe. It is located in an old Canarian house with two floors and offers tasting of traditional products included in the price.

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Zarza Cultural Park

For magic... the one that gives us the caboco and the pre-Hispanic engravings of the Archaeological Park of La Zarza and La Zarcita.

The important role that Garafía represents for the pre-Hispanic period is basically centred on the abundance of geometric cave engravings that exist in its territory.

 

The large number of ravines and ravines that cross its landscape, the abundance of natural caves that open on its banks, the enormous surface area that covers, the great abundance of fodder resources and fountains with which it counts.

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