Both history buffs and clothes horses will be fascinated
Silk, a major La Palma tradition
Perhaps the top attraction of the inland town of El Paso, less than 30 kilometres (18 miles) from Santa Cruz, is the Silk Museum on Calle Manuel Taño, which is all about the process of artisanal silk making, from raising the silkworms to the final manufacture of clothing. Dubbed the Silkweavers Workshop, it chronicles the evolution of an industry that has been so strong historically for La Palma since its introduction in the 16th century by the early Spanish colonisers. The exhibitions also detail the steps necessary to manufacture high-quality silk garments, including washing, dyeing, and pedal-powered loom weaving.