In relation to the main celebration of the island, the “Bajada de la Virgen”, you can tour the interior of a ship converted into the Naval Museum. It is part of the scenographic celebration every five years. “La embarcación” (1940) is inspired in the nao Santa María that would be commanded by Columbus in his first ship to America. It´s interior hosts a permanent exposition focused in the sea and navigation.
The Chico Theater is a local curiosity in this travel guide to La Palma. It is inspired in the italian coliseums of the horseshoe halls. During 1927 the building held the remains of the church of Dolores (1514), after the fire. Also worth seeingin the travel guide is the “Circo de Marte” Theater (1871 y 1914), that initially only hosted rooster fights.
More places worth seeing in the travel guide to La Palma are the Church of Our Lady of the Light (XVII), in Garafía, covered by a spectacular wood celing. On another hand, the Church of our Lady of Rosario (XVII), in Barlovento, also count as notable coffered ceilings. It also shows a attention stealing baptismal font and the flemish image of the holder of the temple (XVI). The Church of Saint Andrew and Sauces (XVI and XVII) stands out because of its tower, the flemish interior, and the magnificent grand altarpiece.
The Llanos de Aridane, which is the most populated municipality and the motor of the island. The banana plantations, possess an important Archeological Museum over the indigenous town. If you travel to Fuencaliente,it is recommended to visit the Churchof San Antonio Abad (XVIII-XX) and the Roque of Teneguía. Which is a sacred place with important representations of the indigenous period. On its own, in Bena Beja and interesting joint exists. This is the House of Fierro-Torres and Santa Cruz (XVII-XVIII) and the ancient Church of Saint Joseph (1637), which holds valuable images.
Located in the population of Mazo are the cavities of Caboco of Belmaco and Tigalate Hondo, where you can contemplate various rock engravings. Other protected caves are the ones of Tendal, in San Andrés Sauces, and the Zarza. Also visitable in the travel guide is the Museum Casa Roja, dedicated to share the history of the festival of Corpus Cristi in the town of Mazo.
Continuing the travel guide to La Palma, lets not foger about the enchanting Tijirafe. The locality is popular due to its Dance of the Devil. Also notable is the building that presided the town. This is the Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria (XVI), Jknown for its great barrocan altarpiece of the XVII century. Also of interest is the “Ermita del Buen Jesus” chapel, which originated in the XVI century.
Among the natural sight seeing in La Palma, the National Park of Caldera de Taburiete stands out. This is about a large rocky surface that reaches a great height and a wide tree filled zone. Another is the Nieves Natural Park, a priviledged habitat for the laurel forest and the beautiful waterfalls. You cannot complete this travel guide without climbing to its highest point. The Roque de los Muchachos observatory has a telescope at almost 2500 meters tall and observable from the Andenes lookout point. More north, the visitor can enjoy of the embroidered places in the environment of Tablado. Once in the coast, the places to see are the Roques of Magdalena, Sal and Santo Domingo.
Other protected spaces of volcanic type are the Cumbre VIeja Natural Park, south, where the Teneguia Volcanoes are located. In it´s proximities you can find the Salinas of Fuencaliente. Another interesting excursion of what to do in La Palma is the Mountain of Azufre and the Barranco del Jurado. It is a natural monument situated in Tijarafe that includes rock bridges. Among the beaches in this travel guide to La Palma are the Volcán, Port of Naos, Nogales, Cancajos and Zamora. Another one that stands out is the arenal de Charco Verde.
With this, our travel guide to La Palma comes to an end.