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Museo de la Seda las Hilanderas

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pf12015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom116 contributions50 helpful votes
Went to El Paso by 300 bus direct from Santa Cruz. Just as good as a coach trip but so much cheaper. Silk museum was small but fascinating. Good long film showed the whole process, followed up by demos and chat, which we found the best part. El Paso is a small, clean, well-maintained pleasant town. Easy to get around. Very helpful tourist office lady provided us with a map and places to see. Cemetery was on the list and actually was interesting to visit. So too the Petroglifos from which we followed a peaceful trail to Los Llamos (which turned into a steep tarmac descent into town). Archaeological museum there and shops galore. A huge town and one which was too much like any other place to interest us. Same 300 bus from the bus station takes about 50 mins back to Santa Cruz. All in all an excellent day's excursion.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Susan C wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom257 contributions69 helpful votes
On a beautiful island, find the quiet village of El Paso with its bold murals. Then step back into the cottage industry of silk weaving, to discover that this delicate, painstaking work is thriving! Our guide, Vincente, took us on tour from Santa Cruz. The drive was stunning and the ladies spinning delicate threads from the silk worms were mesmerising. This small and quiet display also houses beautiful finished garments through history. Designer, Manolo Blahnik, a resident of the island, brings it bang up to date. The rainbow colours were just beautiful to see. Refreshingly there was no gift shop.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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OldBill2 wrote a review Dec 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom821 contributions131 helpful votes
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We visited this museum as part of a tour whilst on a cruise to the Canaries and found it very charming, interesting and informative. The museum provided us with an English speaking guide who told us all about not only the history but also the process of producing silk and how the colours are made to produce such vibrant colours. Demonstrations were given as to the spinning and weaving of the silk was done and even for a bloke like me I found it all an excellent experience. Our time was short so we missed the video display up stairs which was a bit of a shame. By the way, you don't have to go on an organised tour if you don't want to and the entry fee of 3 euros is great value for money. Highly reommended
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Date of experience: December 2019
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NORBERT wrote a review Aug 2019
Kalisz, Poland17 contributions42 helpful votes
a small and beautiful museum connected to a silk factory. a wonderful lady talks about how silk is made. equally wonderful ladies do it all before your eyes. at the end you can buy cool silk souvenirs. my daughter got pink cocoons as a gift. greetings from three visitors from Poland. WE VERY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom290 contributions117 helpful votes
Had an hour to spare before our parking slot at the Cumbrecita and came across this delightful little museum showing the history of silk production on the island and in El Paso where the whole process is carried out.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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