Museo de la Seda las Hilanderas

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Museo de la Seda las Hilanderas

Museo de la Seda las Hilanderas
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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pf12015
Bristol, UK116 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written February 6, 2020
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Susan C
London, UK257 contributions
Dec 2019
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.
Written December 17, 2019
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OldBill2
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK823 contributions
Dec 2019
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
Written December 13, 2019
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NORBERT
Kalisz, Poland17 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written August 30, 2019
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Paul B
London, UK345 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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.
Written October 21, 2018
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Karin K
Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain12 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
The museum shows La Palma´s history of silk industry and the proces of producing silk and weaving. Apart of history the museum is a still working silk workshop, which maintains the traditional production methods. While visiting the museum I felt visiting an ancient lost world, where the silk worms, trees, artisans and wooden machines work perfectly together to produce a wonderful fabric.
Written February 16, 2018
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Ian B
North Yorkshire, UK866 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Fascinating historical insight. Great if you are interested in silk work, the exhibits are wonderful. Unfortunately the explanatory notices are not in English, so much was lost on me. It was fascinating watching the women work. My wife wanted to spend much longer than I there, so I went 30 m. up the road to Tapas & Treking. Their WiFi is free and very fast.
Written January 13, 2017
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Nimrud
London88 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Visited this museum as I knew wife would want to see it. In the event it was worth the special trip. Fascinating to the see the video, the exhibits, the ladies working away, and the short presentation at the end by one of the staff. Sadly they only produce goods to order so I was not able to buy something special for my wife as a present. Really helpful staff.
Written June 15, 2016
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Tommo47
Cardiff, UK175 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Went reluctantly with enthusiastic wife, but found it fascinating. This is a working museum in an old building, and silk weaving has been done by women in this area for 400 years.
The guide was interesting with good English, keen and able to answer our many questions. We saw the whole process from spinning to weaving and found the natural dyes fascinating.
There was a video presentation and a display of silk garments etc., there is also a small shop, and although the items at first appeared to be expensive, the cost had to be put into perspective considering what we had seen.
Entrance is off the street which is on a slight hill, there is good access for less mobile people and a lift.
Written July 1, 2015
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PJGJAG
Orpington, Kent, UK72 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
You start by seeing a video about silk production and the various processes involved. Then a 'walk-through' history and examples of garments produced around the world through the centuries. And finally ladies at the looms weaving the silk. Luckily for us one of them spoke reasonable English and was able to explain in more detail the techniques involved. Having seen it all, we understand why silk is so expensive. There's a small shop where you can buy a souvenir or two if you want. Overall a fascinating and informative place to visit
Written March 3, 2015
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