Places to visit

There are no big theme parks on La Palma, but a number of places are well worth a visit.
La Palma’s museums are mostly small, but then they’re mostly cheap (or free!) and full of character.  


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  1. Hallo Sheila,

    we are a little group of seven persons and we want to visit the Gran Telescop Canarias during daylight.
    The possible time is from the 20th to 30th of November.
    Please give me an answer when is possible and the way to pay the fee.

    Many thanks

  2. Hi Bernd

    Thank you for your interest.

    You can book a morning visit to the professional observatory at or to join a group of about 25 people for 9€ per person. It’s morning visits only, because they’re very busy at night. You’ll have to book in advance, pay when you book, and make your own way up there with a hire car or a taxi. The tours are in English and Spanish.

    I do private visits, but inevitably that’s more expensive. It’s 110€ for groups under 12 people. I do have one time available: 18/10/19 meeting at the observatory at 10:30. You can pay me when we meet.

    n either case bookings aren’t open yet for anything after the end of October, because the Astrophysics Institute are changing the way guides can book a telescope for a group. I hope we will be able to book the GTC telescope for dates in November very soon

    You can also book night time stargazing (not with me) with AdAstra again or Most people love it. Do dress warmly though. The Canaries have a wonderful climate, but it’s usually at about 1,300 m and of course at night.

    If you’ll pardon the publicity, there’s also a guide book to the observatory aimed at normal people – tourists and amateurs – available on the island or via the internet. Only in English and Spanish.

    I hope you have a great holiday.

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