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Tazacorte Spain

Tazacorte (officially La Villa y Puerto de Tazacorte) is one of the 14 municipalities on the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, geographically part of the Atlantic coast. Puerto de Tazacorte is the place where the Spanish conquest of La Palma began in 1492. Due to its favorable climatic situation, the conquerors begin the cultivation of sugar cane at an early stage, which gave the municipality a profitable economy for three centuries. The still existing Mansions bear witness to this development. Today, the main economic assets of the municipality are extensive banana plantations and gentle tourism. Particularities of the municipality are the historical stairs quarter in Villa de Tazacorte and the fishing and yachting harbor in Puerto de Tazacorte.

Places of interest: The Church of San Miguel Arcángel in Tazacorte was built in 1513 on the site of the first pilgrimage chapel of the island from 1492. In 1922 the place of worship became a parish church. It contains, among other things, the relics of the martyrdom of the 40 Jesuits (see section History).

A large bronze statue of the Archangel Michael, framed by a fountain, is located in front of the Town Hall of Tazacorte. It was created in 2007 by the artists Luis Morera and Natan Teutsch. The archangel Michael, the patron saint of the island, is also included in the coat of arms of La Palma as a defender of the church bearing the sword.
Historical staircase of Villa de Tazacorte. El Charco, the district below the church, with the historic manor houses Casa Massieu [48] (here often art exhibitions), Casa Monteverde and Casa Díaz Pimienta as well as Molino Abajo, Los Lavaderos and Aqueduct.
The Museo del Plátano, opened in 2004, in the El Charco, surrounded by a banana plantation, shows the history of banana plantations in the Canary Islands, especially in Tazacorte. A large number of historical photographs of Tazacorte and this trade are provided for illustrative purposes.
The Museo del Mojo, in the park area of ​​the Museo del Plátano, shows the domestic spices and their use. The Casa Museo Doctor Morales honors the physician and citizen of Tazacorte Manuel Morales Pérez (1902-1986), who had earned a reputation for pest control in the 1920s. It is very close to the church.
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