Travel to the past and enjoy the experience of exploring a canarian townhouse of a wealthy family in the 17th century and their descendants. You'll discover the family's lifestyle through the Museum of Uses and Customs.It also embodies a small museum of art and handicrafts, whose unique exhibition is the art of the well-known handicraft ,Calados', an intricate drawn thread work. You'll get informed by the artisans about the history of Calado and how is the technique they use to make it.As you walk, you'll learn the history of this town, its ancient roots and the canarian cultural traditions.You can also buy local products, including embroidery, lace, pottery, regional costumes and other souvenirs, like the miniature balconies of La Orotava.
Visit: Casa de Los Balcones, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary IslandsEnjoy the visit to the house museum of La Casa de Los Balcones -also known as Casa Fonseca-, built in 1632. During this visit, you will be able to discover the lifestyle of a canarian wealthy family of the 17th century.The circuit begins on the first floor, where you can look at different rooms of the house, which is home to a big collection of antique objects of the family. Between them, there are typical canarian objects and traditional tools used in the past to get some resources, for instance the water. Then, you go downstairs to know how a winery works. After that, going downstairs, you will be able to relax on the inner courtyard surrounded by a stunning wooden balcony and chilling sounds like water and the songbirds.Don't miss the opportunity to feel like a canarian person. We encourage you to try wearing typical canarian costume and take awesome photos in this stunning environment.