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  • Welcome !!!
  • INTRODUCTION
    • The island SAN MIGUEL DE LA PALMA lies in Northwest of the Canary Islands.
    • Together with La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife, they make up the province of SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE .
    • It consists of 14 municipalities.
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  • The island is split into 14 municipalities
  • AN ISLAND FULL OF CONTRASTS:
    • From the tallest mountain ( Roque de los Muchachos, 2.426 m ) …
    • … to the volcanic, fine black-sanded beaches…
    • From the lush greenery in the North of the island…
    • … to the rugged and spectacular volcanoes in the South
  • … And not forgetting the majestuosity of the Caldera de Taburiente Nationalpark, in the very heart of the island.
  • AN ISLAND TO ENJOY …
    • ON LAND , with lots of possibilities to hike, mountain bike, …
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  • IN THE SEA , admiring the singularity of its sea bottoms …
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  • … AND ON THE AIR, discovering the island as if bird eye view…
  • AN ISLAND ON WHICH TO DISCOVER:
    • The bowels of the island
    • The inmensity of the Universum around us
    Grantecan
  • Mirador estelar The Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory Viewpoint for stargaze
      • Its prehispanic origins
  • AN ISLAND WITH A HERITAGE WORTH OF BEING ADMIRED:
  • Secular architecture Town Hall in S/C de La Palma Seat of the Diputado del Común
  • Los Lavaderos. Villa de Tazacorte Street in the Old Town of Tijarafe
  • Religious architecture Real Santuario Insular de Las Nieves Main altarpiece of the Las Angustias chapel The religious heritage of La Palma is rich in buildings as well as it is home to valuable examples of Flemish art
  • Ceiling. The El Salvador church (S/C de La Palma) The San Amaro (or San Mauro) chapel. Puntagorda
  • Military architecture Castillo de Santa Catalina (S/C de La Palma) The Santa Catalina fortress
  • Rural architecture Molino de gofio (Garafía) Typical country house Mill to ground Gofio (Garafía)
  • AN ISLAND TO DELIGHT THE SENSES BY MEANS OF:
  • Varied handicrafts: Embroideries Pottery
  • Silk Basketmaking
  • Fun celebrations
    • All throughout the year lots of celebrations take place on the island, not only religious ones …
  • Corpus Christi (Mazo) Caballos Fuscos (Fuencaliente) San Antonio del Monte (Garafía) El Diablo (Tijarafe)
  • AN ISLAND TO SAVOUR …
    • A rich and varied cuisine:
    • Papas arrugadas
    • Chicharrones
    • Mojos
    • Gofio
    • Cheeses
    • Fruits …
  • … and not less delicious and famous wines and liquors…
  • … and delicious and exquisite confectionery…
  • Pretty island,isn’t it? We look forward to welcoming you on La Palma. ¡Hasta la vista!
    • © : Patronato de Turismo de La Palma
    • Pictures: J.J.Santos, Pilar Fernández, Saúl Santos, Dirk Topp, Jeannete Göhner y Pablo Espantaleón