Los Llanos de Aridane Guided Tour

Explore the unparalleled Open Air Museum, celebrated for its extensive collection of murals created by internationally renowned artists. This extraordinary destination stands out for focusing on large-scale murals rather than urban graffiti, showcasing the work of both acclaimed national and international artists. The tour not only highlights the art; it also offers a deep dive into the historic center and the traditional houses that characterize the region.

Included:

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes Excursion
  • Tour with a qualified guide

Not Included:

  • Drinks and food

Discovery Journey Through the Historic Center of Los Llanos de Aridane Tour

plaza chica los llanos de aridane

Located in the western part of La Palma, within the sunny Aridane Valley, this museum benefits from an ideal location. The western side of the island is well-watered, featuring gentler slopes compared to other areas, contributing to its significant appeal. This city, the most populous on the island, even surpasses the capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, in terms of residents. It stands as the economic heart of La Palma, driven by its agricultural and tourism sectors.

iglesia los remedios los llanos de aridane

The tour begins at the Plaza de España, the vibrant heart and social hub of the city, surrounded by the oldest Indian laurels and royal palms brought from Cuba. The journey continues to the 16th-century church of Los Remedios, built by the first Castilian settlers, which houses the revered image of the Virgin of Los Remedios. The itinerary includes Plaza Chica and its exquisite stone fountain, extending to the higher regions of the town. Along the way, the typical Canarian architecture of the houses—single-story, brightly colored, and distinctively styled—captures the visitors’ attention.

The urban design of Los Llanos de Aridane, with more than 500 years of history, was deliberately established around 1521, reflecting the colonial foundations seen in the New World. The area initially developed around its parish church, Los Remedios, located amidst the flattest and most fertile lands for cereal cultivation. The architectural heritage of Los Llanos, both civil and ecclesiastical, holds significant historical value, housing numerous properties worthy of preservation.

grafiti los llanos de aridane

Beyond exploring the charming Old Town, the tour presents an exceptional collection of graffiti and murals by world-renowned artists, adorning both modern and ancient buildings. Street art enthusiasts will enjoy and delight in the Mural route initiated by the City Council more than two decades ago, with the aim of creating an “Open Air Museum.”

This initiative has brought together more than 35 works, from local talents like Carmen Cloguen to international figures such as Javier Mariscal, Boa Mistura, French artist Louis Lambert, and the esteemed German Albert Oehlen. The collection includes graffiti, photographs, and murals of impressive sizes, along with sculptures like those by Fernando Bellver, offering a rich tapestry of artistic expression that transforms the city into a vibrant open-air gallery.

artistic area los llanos

Recommendations for the Los Llanos de Aridane Tour:

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry water, and in case of very hot weather, an umbrella to shield from the sun.

Important Information About the Walk:

  • The tour is also suitable for people in wheelchairs.
  • The tour can be conducted in multiple languages: Spanish, German, and English.

Meeting Point:

The meeting point for the tour is at the tourist information office. We will place the flag point directly outside the office, and the tour guide will be there.

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