Information about the Canary Islands: The Canary Islands also known as "The Canaries (SPANISH: CANARIAS), are a spanish archipelo located just of the southern coast of Moroccco. The main Islands are (from the largest to the smallest) TENERIFE, FUERTEVENTURA, GRAN CANARIA, LANZAROTE, LA PALMA, LA GOMERA AND EL HIERRO. Read More...

Heritages and Museums

 

Artlandya Set amid a scenic plant-filled park, this musuem celebrates the craft of making dolls & teddy bears

Casa Balcones is a historic house and a museum in La Orotava on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Artenerife: the Museum of Ibero-American Handicrafts of Tenerife is part of the dissemination program carried out by the Island Council of Tenerife through the Insular Company of Crafts S.A.

Military Museum of the Canary Islands is located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and it displays the entire military history of the archipelago, as from the attack led by the British admiral Horatio Nelson.

Piramides de Guimar efer to six rectangular pyramid-shaped, terraced structures built from lava stone without the use of mortar. They are located in the district of Chacona, part of the town of Güímar…

Roque Nublo (Clouded Rock, Rock in the Clouds) is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is 80 m (262 ft) tall, and its top is 1,813 m (5,948 ft) above sea level. It is a famous landmark of the island, protected as a natural monument. Roque Nublo is the second highest peak of the island, after nearby Pico de las Nieves. It is located in the municipality Tejeda, 3 km (2 mi) south from the town centre. It was formed by a volcanic eruption around 4.5 million years ago. .

Church of San Juan Bautista is of great social value for the city Arucas. She was built with stones from Arucas and made by local artisans. The construction was started in 1909 and lasted 68 years. The designer of this basilica is the architect Manuel Vega. Arucas on Gran CanariaNot only stonemasons or stonecutters from Arucas built the church. Even artists like the Canarian painter Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana who has left his mark on the many beautiful windows. .

The vineyards of La Gería: With their traditional methods of cultivation, the vineyards in the centre of the island are a protected area. Single vines are planted in pits 4-5m wide and 2-3m deep, with small stone walls around each pit. This agricultural technique is designed to harvest rainfall and overnight dew and to protect the plants from the winds. The vineyards are part of the World Heritage Site. A visit to one of the many family owned bodegas in this area is a must do during your stay.

The Old Town in Santa Cruz de la Palma in Spain will be a perfect place to start your journey around Santa Cruz de la Palma off, as the place hides numerous gems. This will be an ideal tour for the enthusiast of old architecture and charming city streets.

Maritime Museum is located in a replica of the Caravel Santa Maria, one of the vessels with which Columbus discovered America. In the interior are old maps and original instruments from this period.

The Castillo de las Coloradas which sits on a clifftop above the beach. Originally built in the 18th Century to stop pirates raiding the south coast of the island, this castle is a fine example of traditional Canarian military architecture. A relic of a bygone age, it is visited by hundreds of tourists every year

Atlantic Museum – is the vision of British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who has created similar works in both Cancun, Mexico and Grenada in the West Indies. The sculpture park in Grenada was the first of its kind in the world and has been listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 25 Wonders of the World. The museum off the coast of Lanzarote is set to be submerged 12 metres under the ocean, accessible to scuba divers and visible to glass-bottom boats. The sculptures on display are human forms, some modeled after local residents.

The Ethnographic Museum Tanit sits in the old cellars of a traditional Canarian eighteenth century, specifically 1735. Its premises host a full vision, although perhaps a bit messy, property and equipment used by our ancestors to the middle of the twentieth century. All the patterns of past life, work, family, leisure and culture, find their space with the rich material carefully maintained by the founders of the cultural facility, Jose Perdomo and Remi Quintana. Agriculture and viticulture are two basic references of the museum.

The Wine Museum of Lanzarote is located at the old cellars of the “El Grifo” wineries, which were built over the volcanic lava left from the 18th century eruption. According to trust-worthy reports, they were built in the year 1775, making this the oldest winery in the Canaries. Since then, wine has been made here without interruption. The present owner’s family acquired the property and cellars in 1880. The old buildings were erected with the rough materials typical of Lanzarote; thick walls of volcanic stone and mortar, with the ceiling beams largely from salvaged ship-wrecks.

Museum archaeological In the center of Los Llanos in the permanent exhibition of the archaeological museum, there is much to learn about the nature, flora and fauna of the island. Further the Museum offers regularly special exhibition of related areas and cultural events.

   

 

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