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Santa Cruz de La Palma is famous for its wooden balconies, cobbled streets and ancient buildings. It is within walking distance of the holiday resort Los Cancajos. Passengers on board the many cruise ships which dock in the port of Santa Cruz can easily stroll into the centre of the town which just across the road from the harbour entrance.
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services On the boulevard of Santa Cruz there are colourful antique balconies.
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Balconies in all shapes and size.
Boulevard, Santa Cruz
 
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Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services This mock-up of Columbus's ship The Santa Maria near the northern end of the boulevard in Santa Cruz houses the maritime museum.
 
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Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Some of the Santa Cruz's narrow streets are traffic-free. Weekday afternoons (between 13.00 and 17.00), Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday the shops are closed and the streets are quiet. Many of the old shops have wooden doors and shutters so window-shopping is limited at these times.
 
Place: Santa Cruz
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Wooden balconies in Calle O'Daly, Santa Cruz.
The are made of tea (pron. Tay-a) which is the central, resin rich, center of the Canary Pine.
 
Place: Santa Cruz
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services During festivals the Town Hall of Santa Cruz is decorated with richly embroidered cloth.
 
Place: Santa Cruz
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A quick look in some of the old buildings can be rewarded with murals such as these in Santa Cruz.
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The carnival parade is over and people make their way home throught the cobbled streets adorned with carnival lamps - against a blue sky.
Note the red embroidered cloths hanging out of the windows as decoration.
 
Place: Santa Cruz
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A group of old house fronts (many renovated) just north of the Maritime Museum in Santa Cruz.
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Santa Cruz,
at the northern edge of the boulevard there is a place where waves can splash over the wall when there is a strong wind is from the east.
If there are empty parking places and the road is wet ..... you have been warned.!
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Statue of three musicians in Santa Cruz.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Peppers hanging out to dry in Santa Cruz de La Palma. The dried peppers are crushed to for the basis of mojo rojo, a red sauce used with meat and the local papas arugadas.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A traditional tiled roof in Santa Cruz. The old half-round tiles were hand made decades ago, using local clay and were often formed on the upper leg of the potter. They were then stacked and covered with brushwood and baked dry.
 
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Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2006
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A shop in Santa Cruz selling religious artifacts.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The clock tower above the main square in Santa Cruz
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2006
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A chemist in the main street in Santa Cruz has been kept in its antique style.
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2006
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A mgnificent decorated ceiling in a chemist in the main street in Santa Cruz.
 
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Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2006
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The main square.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The main shopping street in Santa Cruz can get busy.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Statue in the main square in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
 
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The town of Santa Cruz de La Palma, which is the destination of many Cruise ships.
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