Museums on La Palma


“Naval“ – Maritime Museum in Santa Cruz de La Palma

La Palma Museum Maritime Museum in Santa Cruz de La PalmaOn the Plaza de la Alameda you see the “Santa Maria“ – a ship reconstructed in original size In the 16th century, the first grape wines had been planted on La Palma. In the “Museo del vino“, you will receive information about the history and production, grape types and areas of wine plantation on the island. A historical wine press of pine heartwood and an exhibition of ancient machinery for farming as well as different sorts of grapes are on show in the courtyard of the Museum. Included in the entrance fee: 2 wine tasting sessions.
Address: Camino el Callejón – Las Manchas de Abajo, above the Plaza Glorieta
Open: Mo – Fr 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6.30 p.m., Sa 9.30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Island Museum “Museo Insular“ in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Island Museum The biggest museum on La Palma in the renovated, former Franciscan monastery from the 16th/17th century, offers info on the fields local history, archaeology, art and nature with numerous interesting objects, eg. Flemish painting of the 16th century, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, a collection of minerals, as well as local ceramics and drawings of rock carvings.
Address: Plaza de San Francisco 3, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. in the winter
as well as 9 a.m. –2 p.m. in the summer.

Archaeological Museum in Los Llanos

La Palma Archaeological Museum in Los LlanosThe Museum of Archaeology “museo arqueológico benahoarita” is a meeting point for prehistoric times on the island of La Palma. The collections are housed by an architecturally fascinating new building, whose construction was concluded in 2007. The extensive museum programm about the life of the ancient inhabitants of La Palma spans from the geographical conditions (incl. geology, climatology) via the common organization of the “aborigines” in their settlements, their rites and gods up to their cultural achievements as collectors, agrarians and their craft skills of treating the stone, ceramics, bones, animal skins and wood. Different traces are still preserved from the prehistoric culture of this people, like rock carvings, mummies, tools and numerous ceramic residues, which have been assembled from many finding sites on the island and are now presented in this museum.
Address: Camino de Las Adelfas, Los Llanos
Open: Tue – Sa 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Museum of Ethnology - Villa de Garafia

La Palma Museum of Ethnology in Villa de GarafiaSuitable for this small village of rural charm in the green North of the island, you find here a museum with information on the farming population, the tradition of agriculture, and on numerous habits and rituals of country life in use up until the present day.
Address: Casa de la Cultura de Santo Domingo, Garafía
Open: Mo-Fr 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Silk Workshop and Museum in El Paso

La Palma Silk Museum in El Paso The small museum is at the same time a family owned production workshop and a museum. Here, you can watch the manufacturing of silk. During the guided tour, the visitor receives information on manual silk production, silk worm breeding, spinning mills, weaving mills, finished silk products and their natural pigments – among them, the typical Red, gained from the blood of the Cochenille-lice, living on fig cactus trees.
Address: Calle Manuel Taño 6 , El Paso
Opening hours: Mo – Fr 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tue and Thu also 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pictures of the Silk Museum in El Paso

Museum of Corpus Christi and Embroidery Museum in the “Casa Roja” in Mazo

La Palma Museum of Corpus Christi in Mazo, Casa RojaThe small village is known for its wonderful ornamented carpets of colourful sand and blooms, which have been designed by the village population at the time of Corpus Christi. On the ground floor of the museum, the feast of Corpus Christi is presented by way of documents, reproductions, photos and illustrations from its beginnings up until the present day. In the upper floor, there is the museum of embroidery with traditional costumes, church vestments, dowry, etc. Address: Calle Maximiliano Perez Diaz, Villa de Mazo
Open: Mo – Fr 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sa 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Gofio-Museum in Los Sauces

La Palma Gofio-Museum in Los SaucesThe former, water-run corn mill (“Molino Hidráulico El Regente“) in the Northeast of La Palma today houses a small museum, documenting the production of Gofio – a flour, typically fermented and roasted for La Palma from different sorts of corn. In addition, arts and crafts can also be purchased.
Address: Calle Los Molinos 33, San Andres y Sauces
Opening hours: Mo – Fr 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sa + Su 11 a.m.– 5.p.m.

Wine Museum in Las Machas

La Palma Wine Museum in Las Manchas In the 16th century, the first grape wines had been planted on La Palma. In the “Museo del vino“, you will receive information about the history and production, grape types and areas of wine plantation on the island. A historical wine press of pine heartwood and an exhibition of ancient machinery for farming as well as different sorts of grapes are on show in the courtyard of the Museum. Included in the entrance fee: 2 wine tasting sessions.
Address: Camino el Callejón – Las Manchas de Abajo, above the Plaza Glorieta
Open: Mo – Fr 9.30 a.m. –- 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6.30 p.m., Sa 9.30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Banana Museum in Tazacorte

La Palma Banana Museum in Tazacorte Each year, La Palma exports about 60.000 tons of bananas. A large part comes from Tazacorte, which thanks to its favourable climate – it is the community in Spain with the most hours of sun during one year – provides excellent conditions to grow these fruit. The museum is situated in the town district, El Charco, and it tells on exhibition tables and through exuberant picture material, the history of the banana production still most important economic division on La Palma.
Address: Camino de San Antonio, Tazacorte
Opening hours: Mo – Fr 10 a.m. – 1.p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7. p.m.


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