Escuela Insular de Artesanía

La Palma

This former handicrafts school still has a weaving studio (which you can peek into), but otherwise has been transformed into a museum focusing on crafts and handicrafts on the island. There is a short multilingual film and a shop where you can buy embroidery, ceramics, baskets and other locally produced crafts.

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1. Mercado

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5. Parque Ecológico de Belmaco

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6. Playa Blanca

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7. Playa de Bajamar

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8. Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Luz

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