Museo Insular de la Palma
Museo Insular de la Palma (Plaza de San Francisco, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – located within an old 16th century monastery that was founded by the Franciscan Order, this museum exhibits romantic, realistic and modernist Spanish paintings (including those by expresionist painter Carmen Arozena). There is also the Urs Baerlocher Collection (which consists of 322 paintings along with sculptures and engravings by European artists between 1920 and 2010). In addition, there is also a Natural Science section that showcases birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, coral and minerals from around the world. Another section is devoted to ethnography (consisting of basketry, pottery and ceramics, textiles, agriculture, livestock, food and even a manual cigar factory.). There is also the Silk Room – which reveals the island’s longtime production of fine silk (going as far back as the 18th century). Admission: €4 (adult), free for children. Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Monday – Saturday), 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Sunday).