A Memorial to the Tazacorte Martyrs

The underwater memorial to the Tazacorte martyrs, La Palma
The memorial to the Tazacorte martyrs. Photo: Christian Carlos Tdo. Rguez

The Tazacote martytrs have an unusual memorial – 18m underwater at Malpique, the site where they drowned. There are 40 crosses, one for each of the victims.

The memorial was created in 2000, and I’m told that it’s easy to visit even for novice divers.

The photo was taken by Christian Carlos Tdo. Rguez who is a local diving instructor and ecologist. He has a blog in Spanish (with excellent photos) at http://lenopus.blogspot.com.es/

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. Thanks for sharing my blog! This is a great post, and the history of the crosses is very interesting… I recommend all of you to visit this place, is really amazing, (And easy) Thanks again!

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