The Dance of the Dwarves

The dancing dwarves, bajada de la virgen, Santa Cruz de La Palma
The dancing dwarves, bajada de la virgen, Santa Cruz de La Palma

 

The most famous part of the Bajada is when the dwarves dance a polka. In the last Bajada, in 2010, I got tickets for one of the paid performances in the port car park, and I was very disappointed. But this year the seating seems to be much more sensible, so the people who’ve paid should be able to see. There are six paid performances from 6:30 pm to 1:30 am (añll sold out), and then the dwarves will perform free, in the streets. They’ll go to O’Daly (beside callejón de Lemus), Apurón, plaza de España, avenida El Puente (in front of the market), Acera Ancha, Cuatro Esquinas and plaza de la Alameda. The final performance is often as late as 9 am, but you have to get there early, because everybody else has the same idea.

Parking will probably be a nightmare, but there are special buses. (See here.)

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