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By Piotr Paszkiewicz, Hanna Faryna-Paszkiewicz

Эта книга поможет вам наиболее эффективно воспользоваться пребыванием на Канарских островах. Она направит вас в места, которые необходимо посетить, и в то же время даст подробные практические советы. В разделе Общий обзор представлены сведения о географическом положении и природе островов, их истории и культуре местных жителей. Отдельные разделы описывают места главных исторических событий и самые привлекательные для посещения пункты на каждом из семи обитаемых островов. Сведения о размещении, питании, покупках, развлечениях и активном отдыхе вы найдете в разделе Информация для туриста, советуем также прислушаться к Полезным советам, которыми снабдит вас раздел с таким названием. From sandy shores to craggy peaks, this new accelerated DK Eyewitness consultant indicates the Canary Islands at their sun-soaked top. Youll locate cutaways and ground plans of all the significant attractions and specified assurance of the islands certain geography and the flora and fauna of the archipelago, with its volcanic rock formations and geysers, varied plants and sea-life.The legends of the islands also are delivered to existence, together with stories of Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan conquests, and the idea that the islands have been the misplaced land of Atlantis. No journey to the Canary Islands will be whole with out becoming a member of the revellers at certainly one of its wonderful carnivals, and with points of interest, shorelines, markets and fairs indexed city via city, you wont pass over a thing.Experience the islands flavours with details on neighborhood produce and vintage dishes. With a competent collection of lodges, bars, eating places, and full-colour certain maps of all of the cities and areas, this can be the appropriate consultant for benefiting from the solar, sand and surroundings of those striking islands

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In enemy with some of the local wine. addition, the emergence of competition from new brands of wine from Madeira and Málaga, and the War of the Spanish Succession, which Spain fought with England and Portugal, reduced the demand. The closing years of the 18th century witnessed a further reduction in wine production and export. This led to the near total collapse of the economy on the islands. It was at this time that carmine – a natural dye obtained from cochineal insects – became a major export.

The bodies of the tribal elders were mummified, and you can see them today in Canary museums, along with stone and bone ornaments, clay pots and woven bags. Circular Guanche tombs in Mundo Aborigen The mummified skull of a Guanche, its orifices plugged with beeswax, is one of many such items kept in the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Tenerife. I N T R O D U C I N G 32 T H E C A N A R Y I S L A N D S extinct” and that their language had not survived the century following their subjugation by Spain.

L Parque Santa Catalina At the heart of the district is Santa Catalina Park, which has played an important role in the development of the town’s mass tourism. During the 1960s it was the most popular meeting place for visitors to Las Palmas. Today Y L A S P A L M A S the park is the centre of the city’s nightlife, with numerous restaurants, bars, clubs and discotheques filled until the small hours by fun-loving guests. Horse-drawn cabs line up in the park, ready to serve as taxis or take tourists on a sightseeing tour.

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