La Palma embroidery

La Palma embroidery: the richelieu

La Palma embroidery belongs to the culture of peasant women and laborers, which was passed from generation to generation as the best and most precious of the island’s traditional inheritances and legacies. The great part of the offer of this … Read More

The end of dinner

Picture “the end of dinner”

This work was made in 1913 by the French post-impressionist painter Jules Alexander Grün. The original oil on canvas is in the Museum of Fine Arts (Tourcoing-France). This work reflects the relaxed atmosphere after a dinner of high society. In … Read More

Canarian milkmaids blog

The ancient trade of milkmaids

Old trade of milkmaid in Tenerife Formerly, the figure of  milkmaids existed in the Canary Islands, women who for centuries fed several generations with fresh dairy products that they brought from the countryside, and who sold house to house. It … Read More

Portada blog Eladia Machado

Eladia Machado: entrepreneurial and visionary woman in the 1940s.

All that is La Casa de Los Balcones we have to thank its first promoter: Eladia Machado. Portrait of Eladia Machado. Carlos Schönfeldt’s mother, the current owner of the Historic complex of La Casa de Los Balcones, was a visionary, … Read More

La Escalera de caracol

CLB corners: The spiral staircase

Once through the imposing entrance to the Casa de los Balcones and crosses the hall into the courtyard, we find two wide corridors that form an “L” in which, among other peculiarities stands out, looking to the left side, the … Read More

Leyenda Gara y Jonay

La leyenda de Garajonay

En los montes de la isla de La Gomera existe una leyenda que es la que le da nombre al Parque Nacional de Garajonay. A continuación, se la contamos: Muchos años antes de que los españoles llegaran por primera vez … Read More

Blog canarian drawn thread work

The art of the canary drawn thread work

The art of the canarian drawn thread work The Casa de Los Balcones is the true temple of the canarian drawn thread work. This carried out faithful to tradition, pampering the secular techniques with the desire to transmit them to … Read More

Drawn thread work motifs inspiration

Drawn Threadwork tablecloths Motifs: The inspiration that gives rise to designs

The history of the Drawn Thread Work of Canary Islands Much has been said about the art of canarian drawn thread work and its history and origin. However, little attention has been paid to a fact as relevant as the … Read More


Romería of San Sebastián in La Gomera

San Sebastián de La Gomera celebrates this traditional Saturday 18th January, the traditional ‘Romería, and ‘Baile de Magos, in the Patron Saint Festivities (see the poster of the festival program below). It is one of the most popular pilgrimages in … Read More

Festivals in Tenerife 2020

Festivals in Tenerife 2020

2020 begins and we are already thinking about the ‘romerías, this year. As always we have worked to show you all the dates of the guide of Romerías of Tenerife 2020 and we have prepared the calendar of all. Many … Read More