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Water, stories and legends of La Laguna

If Joseph Conrad hatched the plot of his famous novel "The Heart of Darkness" in the meandering waters of the Congo River, closer to us, although distant in time, the Conqueror Fernández de Lugo hatched his own plot to supply his new town of La Laguna, located on the high plateau of the recently conquered island of Tenerife, with drinking water by means of pipes, wells, fountains, ponds, troughs, basins and washing places. We go back to the dawn of the 16th century, in a town that was beginning to beat, pumping water from the nearby mountains, from the fertile…
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Origins of the rosette

Origins of the rosette

"You can't appreciate what you don't know" is an expression that could be perfectly applied to the rosette. Although in recent years there has been a growing awareness of its value, this unique technique devised by our ancestors has remained for decades not only in oblivion, but in a tacit contempt that has almost led to its disappearance. In order to contribute to its recovery and the awareness of its value among the population, and especially among our visitors, we will try to shed some light on the rosette technique and its immeasurable value. Let us begin by making a…
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The heraldic coats of arms of Tenerife

The heraldic coats of arms of Tenerife

I regularly use the heraldic coats of arms of the municipalities of Tenerife in the routes and guided tours, because they tell us the history and customs of each place. I even invite you to look up the coat of arms of each town you visit during your holidays, so that you can get to know a little about each place beforehand. At first, I used it with groups of children or schoolchildren, as a game to guess what each place tells us about its history, activity, society, etc., until I incorporated it into all the groups because of its…
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