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DK's Canary Islands PDF

By DK

ISBN-10: 0756652790

ISBN-13: 9780756652791

ISBN-10: 0789493047

ISBN-13: 9780789493040

Highlighting the easiest shorelines, nationwide parks, and open air actions -- from golfing to diving to windsurfing, in addition to in-depth assurance on Las Palmas -- nowhere else are you able to locate a complete area defined in such luscious aspect.

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The centre of this regularly shaped area is cut across by the Boulevard Calle Mayor de Triana. The ground floors of its Modernist houses are occupied by shops. Evidence of bloody battles fought with pirates can be seen in San Francisco Church, destroyed during an attack by Dutch pirates, led by Peter van der Does, in 1599 and subsequently restored in the 17th century. Opposite the church stands the bust of Christopher Columbus. Unveiled in 1892, this is one of many landmarks symbolizing the town’s links with great geographic discoveries.

It is the main ingredient of another where its most famous producers famous beverage, grog, which are Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and is 50 per cent rum, as well as Martinique. However, the Canary Islands rum legacy of the Canary Islands’ of cocktails such as Daiquiri served in a small glass and Cuba Libre, which use sugar plantations (see p32) is rum. One of the Canary Islands’ a respected and thriving rum specialities is ron miel – a mead rum. industry. The local rum is generally Rum is also used in confectionery.

Pre-Columbian Art An extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts of gold and other metals includes original items and replicas associated with the Spanish conquests in Central and South America. 48 T H E C A N A R Y I S L A N D S A R E A B Y A R E A Cueva Pintada de Gáldar, as well as pintaderas – terracotta “stamps” used for printing geometric patterns on clothes. R Catedral de Plaza Santa Ana. Fa˜ade of the cathedral of Santa Ana Exploring La Vegueta La Vegueta, the oldest district of Las Palmas, consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets, lined with historic houses with wooden balconies and beautiful patios.

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