Admire exquisite examples of traditional Canarian craftsmanship by visiting an embroidery museum and a silk museum, followed by a look at how Mother Nature has shaped La Palma.
Traveling by coach from the pier, you'll drive south toward the village of Mazo, where you'll find the Museum Casa Roja, also known as the Red House because of its exterior color. Built in 1911, the house was later converted into a museum dedicated to embroidery and the village's Corpus Christi celebrations. The examples of traditional embroidery are amazingly detailed and true works of art. The predominant items in the Corpus Christi exhibitions are ornate archways, carpets and altars made of flowers.
After browsing the themed rooms, you'll enjoy a glass of La Palma wine and traditional Canarian snacks on the museum's terrace. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase wine, handmade embroidery, cigars and honey, all produced on the island.
Continuing on to El Paso, you'll visit its unusual Silk Museum, which pays tribute to La Palma's more than 400 years of silk production. El Paso is the only place on the island that still produces silk, often using traditional, labor-intensive methods. You'll see how the silk is spun, colored with plant dyes, and woven on looms that are more than 150 years old. It's a fascinating process that is clearly demonstrated in the museum.
Following your visit, you'll return to the pier, en route stopping at La Conception, a lookout that offers a spectacular view of the coastal capital.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy walking/standing and there will be a few steps to negotiate. Due to a lack of accessibility at the venues, the tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.