Typical Canarian style with a history of agriculture and tourism
Located in the west of the island, the town of Los Llanos de Aridane is the economic capital of La Palma due to its prominence in the agricultural and tourism industries. The city stretches out from the Plaza de España; home to the church of Los Remedios and what are believed to be some of the oldest Indian laurel trees in the Canary Islands. Beyond lies the Plaza Chica with its carved stone fountain. At the top of town the picturesque Fernandez Taño and Calvo Sotelo streets are lined with traditional Canarian-style low houses.
The traditions of the island encapsulated in the Plaza Glorieta
In the south of the city is the municipal market with its pleasant square and Indian laurel trees. From the nearby bus station it is easy to plan a trip to the neighbourhood of Las Manchas to visit the Plaza de la Glorieta, made by local artist Luis Morera. Another option is to take a walk through Llano de Argual, an area traditionally used to grow bananas. It now hosts a flea market every Sunday selling crafts and antiques. Don´t miss the glass blowing studio in the corner of the market.