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La Palma Island

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La Palma Island
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La Palma Island
La Palma Island by kissack
La Palma Island
La Palma Island by kissack @flickr
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La Palma Island
La Palma Island by spanginator
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La Palma Island by kissack
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La Palma Island
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Casa Mila, La Pedrera, which is located in Barcelona, might be the most famous architectural place of interest in the country. The name of the building can be literally translated as "the stone cave". The building was constructed according to the project of Gaudi and was controlled by the famous architect. It's worth mentioning that all works of Gaudi are distinguished by original and unusual design. According to initial project, Casa Mila La Pedrera was intended to be made solely from curvilinear elements and slanting partitions, but later the architect changed his original thoughts and built a unique house that has absolutely no load-bearing walls. This is the only building in the country, where even balconies have an important construction rather than decorative role. … Open

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La Palma Island for children - what to visit

If your child is ready for a 4-5 hours climbing, you can go to Pico De La Cruz. At the high of 2,5 kilometers, almost on top of the mountain, there is an observation deck, the view from which will be unforgettable for any tourist, even for the youngest one. For those, who like to look at the stars, there is the International Astrophysical Observatory with the biggest telescope in Europe. All the young explorers of … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Make sure to ask sellers about duty-free. Sale seasons here are in line with European. Don’t forget that you can bargain in shops and at markets. Don’t be too persistent – smile and courtesy will help you communicate with even the most stubborn seller. Pay attention not only to branded clothing and shoes, but also electronics, household appliances and jewellery, because prices for them in La Palma … Open

Best beaches

Busy and beautiful Bajamar beach is situated at the island’s capital. Despite being visited by thousands of tourists every year, the beach maintains its high ecology standards. Bajamar runs for about 700 meters offering both busy and quiet areas. Los Guirres beach is very popular among islanders. It’s regarded as relatively calm and featuring good equipment. In summer, there are bars and equipment rental … Open

Travel guide to La Palma Island

Tourists craving for more private and peaceful resorts will be genuinely pleased with the resort of Charco Verde that is located nearby. This resort also has a picturesque sandy beach that is quite flat and, therefore, the sand is always warm there. That is the reason why numerous travelers with small kids. Fans of quality tobacco will be also delighted with their visit to La Palma. There is an old tobacco factory … Open

Traditions and mentality of La Palma Island

In La Palma they celebrate Corpus Christi Day, and Candlemas, and all the settlements, even the small ones, have parades on the days of their patron Saints. Once every three years they celebrate The Pine of the Virgin feast, and once every five years – The Virgin of the Snow. During the latter one, all the participants put on evening gowns or traditional folk costumes and take part in a rich cultural program. … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Barraquito is an original local drink. It is a type of coffee, served with liquor or brandy, slices of ginger, and milk foam. Freshes are also popular here. However, the choice of spirits is much more interesting. Marvelous wine, rum, liquor in large assortment will please any gourmet. Among original local desserts, you can try bananas with syrup from palm honey or jam from prickly pear cactus. You should … Open

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