Must see attractions in La Palma

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    Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves

    For splendid views down the valley to Santa Cruz, put aside time to tackle the 4km uphill hike north of town to La Palma’s main object of pilgrimage, the…

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    Santo Domingo

    Wind your way down the lovely, sinuous LP-112 to the settlement of Santo Domingo and then turn left in the village and follow the signs to the Puerto de…

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    Charco Azul

    Creatively designed Charco Azul is a blending of moulded concrete with natural volcanic rocks. The effect is stunning, especially when the waves are…

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    Iglesia del Salvador

    The interior of this magnificent church boasts a glittering baroque pulpit dating back to 1750 and a stunningly intricate and coloured 16th-century wooden…

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    Museo Insular

    This excellent museum is housed in a former 16th-century monastery with diverse exhibits ranging from Guanche skulls to cupboards of sad stuffed birds,…

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    Parque Ecológico de Belmaco

    The first ancient petroglyphs found on the archipelago were discovered at this site in 1752. A 300m trail that winds around various cave dwellings …

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    Volcán Teneguía

    Volcán Teneguía's 1971 eruption was the most recent in the archipelago. A signposted trail from Volcán San Antonio, near the visitor centre, leads you…

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    Salinas de Fuencaliente

    Beyond the lighthouse at the south of the island are the Salinas de Fuencaliente, which you can explore along a self-guided path; explanations on boards…

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    Parque Arqueológico de El Tendal

    With a new and very informative exhibition centre with touchscreen displays, this museum and cave complex at the side of the LP-1 road to Los Sauces was…

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    Iglesia de Santo Domingo

    If you follow the steps heading up out of Plaza de España to the upper town, you will find the shady Plaza Santo Domingo. The substantial Iglesia de Santo…

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    Parque Cultural La Zarza

    Two Benahoare petroglyphs are the main attraction at the Parque Cultural La Zarza. The geometric-shaped etchings lie along a 1.5km circuit within the park…

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    Maroparque

    Children will love Maroparque, a small zoo and animal rescue centre where marmosets, meerkats, toucans, Siamese fighting fish, African porcupines, pythons…

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    Iglesia de San Andrés

    Sitting at the quiet heart of San Andrés, this church has its origins in 1515 and was one of the first churches the Spanish conquerors built on the island…

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    Iglesia de la Encarnación

    This lovely church dates to around the 15th century and was the first to be built in Santa Cruz after the Spanish conquest. One way to reach it is to…

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    Centro de Interpretación de La Bajada

    This excellent museum is dedicated to the history, events and parades of the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, including the Dance of the Dwarves,…

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    Plaza de España

    This delightful, irregularly shaped square hosts buildings that are considered the most perfect exemplars of Renaissance architecture in the Canary…

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    Playa de Santa Cruz de La Palma

    With boardwalks to protect your feet from the scorching sand, this superb, huge and very deep black-sand beach is quite a sight, stretching along much of…

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    Mirador Barranco de Garome

    This mirador, on the LP-1 as it winds down towards Tijarafe on the west flank of the island, opens onto spectacular views along the Garome barranco …