The only museum in Spain dedicated to the feast of Corpus Christi is located in a striking red building from the early twentieth century. On the ground floor is the ” Corpus Information Centre” which displays all kinds of prints, documents, illustrations and photographs related to the Feast of Corpus Christi in Villa de Mazo, from its beginnings to the present day, including its declaration as a Festival of National Interest to Tourists. The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated late in the spring, eight weeks after Easter, when traditional events take place. The intricate, colourful arches, carpets and altars in the main streets of the town, all made with natural products, demonstrate the long history of craftsmanship in the Villa de Mazo.
The Embroidery Museum is located on the top floor of the building and shows many examples of fine work. Embroidery plays a starring role in La Palma’s wide variety of handicrafts. This traditional needlework is applied to traditional costumes, tablecloths, church ornaments, domestic soft furnishings and other uses. These testify to a unique form of expression that we have inherited and which forms part of our identity.
- Maximiliano Pérez Díaz
- Opening hours:
- Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00. Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
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