Pre-hispanic Ceramics in Mazo

October 19, 2016

Inside the workshop at El Molino The Benahoaritas (or Auaritas or Awaras) were the people who lived on La Palma before the Spanish invasion. They lived in caves and wore animal skins, but they farmed, and they had ceramics. The older ceramics are simpler, and the newer ones usually more decorated. At El Molino, in Mazo, they make replicas of these ceramics. The business was started by Ramon and Vina,…

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Breña Baja: The Old Butcher’s Shop

The 19th century butcher's shop, Breña Baja, La Palma
February 3, 2016

The old butcher’s shop stands on the outskirts of the village of San Jose, in Breña Baja, near the Paradorof La Palma. The building dates from the late 19th century, and it was a butcher’s shop until the 1960s. But now it’s been renovated as a craft exhibition and shop. Although the place is small, they’ve packed a lot in. They’ve got lots of traditional embroidery and basketwork. They’ve also…

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The 2015 Art Fair

The art fair is currently on in El Paso fairground. It’s a chance for artsts from all over the island to show off their work, and for the public to see a big, varied exhibition and maybe snap up a bargin. I don’t have time to go this year unfortuneately, but it’s open from 11am – 9:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.  On Sunday there are workshops for kids in ceramics, origami…

December 12, 2015
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An exhibition: “Inspired by Water”

Place: La Molina Artesania art room, Calle Real, Santa Cruz de la Palma Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 20:30. Sundays and holidays 9:30 to 14:30. Dates: 2nd-15th November, 2012 Alba Molina paints with a palette knife, oils and acrylics. Half of the exhibition consists of dreamy underwater landscapes, with coral, fish and undulating seaweed. The other half is leaves floating on water. At first glance, these look like…

November 7, 2012
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Markets tomorrow in La Palma

Santa Cruz Flea Market Tomorrow the monthly flea market will be held in the port car park at Santa Cruz de la Palma. There’s an amazing variety of stuff on sale. For some reason there are lots of flowers, plants and vegetables, but also various crafts and antiques.   Argual Flea Market, Los Llanos The flea market in Argual, just outside Los Llanos, takes place every Sunday from about 10…

April 2, 2011
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Mazo Farmer’s Market

Mazo has a farmer’s market. Most of the stalls sell fruit and veg, but there are a few selling things like organic bread, flowers, or hand-made biscuits. This week there’s a second-hand stall run by school kids, raising money for the end-of-school-year trip. My son’s favourite stall crushes sugar cane through a small mangle, and sells the juice. You can had a tumbler of cane juice, orange juice or mixed…

November 8, 2008
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