You are on holiday in the Canary Islands and you become engrossed in the history of the archipelago, its importance on three continents and its rich cultural life. In each island you will find historic towns, museums, art centres and archaeological and ethnographic parks which will transport you to different times and settings.
Remains of the lifestyle of the aboriginal people and of the arrival of the Conquistadors; artistic creations of avant-garde movements, and famous music and film festivals are your guides on this fascinating cultural journey... The Canary Islands, cosmopolitan islands.
Experience your holidays in the Canary Islands through the local culture. Centuries and centuries of history, a strategically important geographical position between three worlds, and the consequent convergence of peoples and lifestyles; all this has created a unique, complex culture in the islands. In the Canaries you have the opportunity to enjoy complete family holidays that include mornings or afternoons when you can get to know the complex and varied Canarian culture, a culture which is not only expressed in traditions, handicrafts and gastronomy, but also in the arts; from architecture, painting and sculpture to literature, film and photography, taking in music, dance and the theatre on the way.
Museums, archaeological sites and arts centres offer you the opportunity to take a different and fascinating route through the Canaries. You can learn to understand the beating of the heart of these islands, and see its external and internal characteristics from another perspective; this is an opportunity you can’t miss. Each one of the islands has witnessed chapters of ancient and recent history, as well as visions of the future, and scenes that reveal the soul of the Canaries. Open your mind and let it wander in different worlds that tell you about anthropology, history, ethnography, sacred art and modern art.
In the museums of the Canaries you will be the witness to the passing of explorers and conquistadors through the islands, or you can spend a day living life with the aborigines; you can feel that you are the centre of the universe in spaces dedicated to science; you can dream and thrill in the many arts centres, from those dedicated to the solemnity of sacred art to those that reflect the power of modern art.
There is more, much more culture in the Canaries, where it is possible to enjoy all kinds of creative displays all year round. In each island you will discover passion and concern for the arts, and you can see interesting local examples of work alongside the most prestigious names in the international art scene, filling exhibition halls and theatres. There are important traditional and contemporary handicraft festivals, photography and sculpture exhibitions; concert halls and international music festivals of all different styles; film festivals; as well as delightful concerts and festivals in the open air, so you can discover all types of performance arts under the starry, clear sky of the Canaries.
The Canary Islands, cosmopolitan islands.