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Impressions El Hierro #

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See more places:

- El Hierro Part 1: Walk at the edge of the World
- El Hierro Part 2: Erese
- El Hierro Part 3: Mirador de la Pena
- El Hierro Part 4: Las Puntas
- El Hierro Part 5: Ecomuseo de Guinea
- El Hierro Part 6: Valverde
- El Hierro Part 7: Sabinar
- El Hierro Part 8: Walking the inner Island

Part 6: Valverde el hierro Valverde #

Valverde (meaning the green valley) is the capital of the island of El Hierro and curiously the smallest and also the only Canary Islands capital not located by the sea. This quiet city sits on a mountain situated 600-700 m ASL and is surrounded by a beautiful nature. One of the most important festivals on the island is the Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes. In this traditional festival, which is held every four years, the islanders carry their Virgin from her sanctuary to Valverde.

church of Santa María de la Concepción
The church of Santa María de la Concepción, built in the 18th century, is the most important in the city. This fortress church used to be the last bastion against the pirate attacks. Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova,, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
town
This town is formed by a network of steep little streets, whitewashed houses and large gardens. Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
El Hierro
El Hierro is not the right place for shopping enthusiasts, but it still offers some kind of bizarre little things to spent your money on if you are on watch for them. Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
We also found something that we would not expect at this little island, Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

This curious sculpture stands at the entrance to the Royal Township of Valverde. It is made out of recycled materials by the local artist, Rubén Armiche. It represents the Descent or la Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes. The recycled materials underneath that white surface layer range from domestic appliances through to car parts and old wood, all kinds of urban waste… This is part of a larger project called Reutilizart, the aim of which is to reuse waste to create open-air sculptures in the public places around the island. (Text source: http://elhierro.travel), Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

Valverde
curious sculpture, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Valverde
Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, © Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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- El Hierro Part 7: Sabinar