April 1 – SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA,

Community Highlights Europe April 1 – SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA,

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Columbus sailed to the New World in a ship of this size! I cannot imagine it!
(The ship is an actual size replica of the Santa Maria, the largest of Colombus’ three ships.)

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This volcanic island, La Palma, is part of the Spanish-held Canary Islands archipelago and is known as one of the steepest islands on earth. The port town of Santa Cruz is built along an old lava path.

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The exceptional quality of the night sky here is further protected by a specific “Sky Law”, designed to minimize light pollution.

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Ravines and mountains create spectacular scenery on this fertile green island.

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Roads with tunnels have only been built in the past 15-25 years!

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The village of San Andres is known as the prettiest in all La Palma.

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The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows – there’s a story there!

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Up in the clouds, a stop at Caldera de Taburiente National Park

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Later, a chance to walk the rim of the San Antonio crater, with a view of the Tenguia volcano.

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Final stop – scientists and cratsmen have discovered how to replicate the pottery of the island’s ancient inhabitants -the gardens around this potter’s home are beautiful!

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The master potter (on his cell phone)

This featured blog entry was written by Swenigale from the blog Serenity 10.
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By Swenigale

Posted Tue, Apr 02, 2019 | Spain | Comments