La Palma brings volcanoes indoors

Living in the Canary Islands it’s hard to ignore the volcanic history around us but how much do we really know about how the islands were formed. During the month of June, people in La Palma can increase their knowledge by visiting an exhibition called “Canaries – volcanoes in the sea”.


The venue is the Rafael Daranas cultural centre in Santa Cruz, the island capital, and entry is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Caja Canarias banks, social and cultural unit. From Monday to Friday, doors are open at 9.30 am till 1.30 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. There is Saturday opening, but just from 10 am till 1.30 pm.

The exhibition brings together the investigative work of Juan Carlos Carracedo and the impressive photography of Juan Sergio Socorro, both highly regarded for previous work in their chosen field. The images and data are brought together to give vast panoramic views of various volcanic scenes from the formation of the Canary Islands. It should be well worth seeing, but hurry as the event closes on June 28.

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