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La Glorieta Square

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5 reviews of La Glorieta Square

Carlos Olmo

The Latin Gaudí


This small garden doesn’t get many tourists because of its location, but I think it’s very original and pretty. You could define its style as “Latino Gaudí,” as its circular shape, symphony of colors, and sensual curves approximate those of Gaudí.

It’s located on Todoque a Las Manchas street, and combines mosaics with colorist drawings of flowers and other Canary Island fauna, cactuses, trees, plants, etc. The creator, Luis Morera, is an artist from La Palma who was chosen by César Manrique for the job.


A very thirsty chameleon

The chameleon is a very pretty sculpture that could spark the interest in any traveler that comes to visit La Palma. It’s located in the La Glorieta Plaza, in Las Manchas, just outside of the capital in an area that’s known as Los Llanos de Aridane, which is the second largest area on the city, following the capital, Santa Cruz.

The sculpture inside of a small green pond works as a fountain and is part of a pretty roundabout built completely out of mosaics from 1993 to 1996. The tile mosaic contains color drawings of flowers and plants from the island. The chameleon is the work of Avivarte, which displays his great love of nature and deep link with La Palma and its people.

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Mosaics and cactus

On our tour around La Palma, we made a quick stop in La Glorieta Plaza, located on Todoque a Las Manchas street. Despite the fact that our guide told us it was better known by the tourists who visit the islands than by those who live there, I really liked it. It’s a small plaza decorated with colorful mosaic tiles that represent the local flowers and plant life.

Plants from the Canary Islands are represented, like the cactus, and other native plants. It was carried out by the famous artist from La Palma, Luis Morera, with the help of César Manrique. It reminds me a lot of Gaudí’s style,

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