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The Islas Canarias is, undoubtedly, an ideal place for you to enjoy a few days off surrounded by nature and history.
Historically, this Autonomous Community or region has consisted of seven islands, and now La Graciosa has been added to them, which had been considered an islet until now.
And, if you would like to come to this place, don't forget to change the time on your watch, since it is in a different time zone than the rest of Spain.
The great number of islands that make up the Islas Canarias means that the cultural and historical heritage of this place is spread throughout all of them, and is quite considerable too.
There is something in all of them to visit and that will allow you to appreciate their history and culture of this region, from Tenerife, where we find the Casa Lavaggi, which is in Puerto de la Cruz, to La Laguna, where you can find the chapel of San Diego, without forgetting about the most famous character on the island: the Drago Milenario, in Icod de los Vinos..
In La Palma, you will find the natural landmark of Pino de la Virgen, which is one of the tallest and oldest pine-trees in the whole region.
The gastronomy of the Islas Canarias is full of contrasts, unique flavours and full of tradition and colours, which are the perfect addition to your stay.
If you are travelling to the Islas Canarias, you won't truly know the place until you try its local recipes, amongst which are very popular dishes such as ‘papas con mojo’, which are potatoes accompanied by a slightly spicy sauce that can be either red or green. ‘Millo’, which is how corn is called in this region, is also another of the essentials products that are featured in all menus of the Islas Canarias.
It should be noted that its wines and cheese are also of worldwide recognition, and are considered within the Spanish PDO products.
And when it comes to dessert, there is no question here: bananas have all the protagonism.
The Islas Canarias are, without question, a place to enjoy nature, and the tons of possibilities to discover the magic that resides in them.
Starting, as it could not be otherwise, with the Teide, a volcano that is in the first place in terms of altitude, with more than 3,700 meters high, and which can be visited along two routes, each of them with a different level of hiking difficulty.
Los Jameos del Agua is a cave of volcanic origin that was modified by the local artist César Manrique, and that you can visit in Lanzarote. La Gomera, on the other hand, is home to the Garajonay National Park, a unique natural space, whose ecological value is priceless.
And, although we have mentioned the most representative natural emblems of these islands, in each island you also have some of the most spectacular beaches to enjoy.
It is said in Spain that you don’t really know a place until you mix and mingle with the locals and their traditions, and this also applies to the Islas Canarias, where you will see the calendar is filled with special dates and festivities.
As for other festivities of more religious nature, those held honoring Nuestra Señora del Pino in the town of Teror, always gather hundreds of people on a pilgrimage to pay their respects to this religious symbol.
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