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Santa Cruz De La Palma

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  • Formerly called Puerto de Cabras, the capital of the island was renamed Puerto del Rosario in the 1960s as a way of refreshing its image. Despite all its efforts, the city has no great charm and very few tourist attractions, except for the the church of San Pedro de Alcantara and the colonial style church of Pago de Casillas del Angel....
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  • Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island's capital, is located in the former canton of Tedote on the eastern side of the island.
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  • This city full of maritime traditions has preserved precious historical and cultural relics from its past. Visit the Naval Museum!
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  • Don't miss Calle San Sebastian street, which is at the heart of an area whose buildings and cultural life are typical to the island.
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  • An identical reconstruction of one of Christopher Columbus' three caravels.
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  • Dominated by the unmissable Plaza de España, the Old Town is characterised by its buildings. Built over the course of its 500 year history, they display a mix of various styles.
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  • In terms of architecture, the city's beauty resides in its colonial-style buildings (both religious and secular) and the unique urban layout.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

Formerly called Puerto de Cabras, the capital of the island was renamed Puerto del Rosario in the 1960s as a way of refreshing its image. Despite all its efforts, the city has no great charm and very few tourist attractions, except for the the church of San Pedro de Alcantara and the colonial style church of Pago de Casillas del Angel.

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Santa Cruz De La Palma: the key figures

Surface area : 7.4 km2

Population : 2025951 inhabitants

Time difference : There is actually no time difference between the Canaries and the UK, unlike mainland Spain which is 1 hour ahead of GMT.

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