In a town south of Santa Cruz, learn about two very important local traditions
Museums of the "Red House"
One of the most prominent landmarks and attractions of Villa de Mazo, nine kilometres (just over six miles) south of Santa Cruz, is the Casa Roja, an early-20th-century building which today is home to a pair of interesting museums. The one on the ground floor is devoted exclusively to the popular June Corpus Christi festival, which transforms local streets into a whirl of flower carpets and petal-adorned wooden arches. Upstairs, meanwhile, is all about artisanal embroidery, displaying a wealth of handcrafted garments and textiles.