La Glorieta Square, El Paso

Looking north, towards the stage of La Glorieta
Looking north, towards the stage of La Glorieta

There’s a lovely little square at La Glorieta. The whole floor is covered in mosaics, as are the benches. The plants are all local ones.

La Glorieta square: One of the benches.
La Glorieta square: One of the benches

Most of the vertical walls are made from the local volcanic stone, as is the back of the little fountain of a mosaic chameleon.

La Glorieta square: The chameleon fountain.
La Glorieta square: The chameleon fountain.


The whole lot was designed and made by a local artists, Luis Morerea . To get there take the road from El Paso, south towards Las Manchas. The turn off is on your right at km 40.

La Glorieta square: Detail from the central design.
La Glorieta square: Detail from the central design.


Just uphill from the square you can find a village shop (good for picnic supplies) and a small wine museum. (More on the wine museum here)

La Glorieta square: Looking south, from the stage.
La Glorieta square: Detail from the central design.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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