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Santa Cruz de La Palma is the capital of the island of La Palma and is situated on the east coast.
The name is sometimes written S/C de La Palma, or just Santa Cruz, on the island it is sometimes, confusingly, referred to as La Palma.
The population is around 18,000
The town is situated between the coast and the steep hillside. The main thoroughfare runs along the coast and has shops and cafes on the town side.
The main shopping street of Santa Cruz is narrow, cobbled and traffic free and runs parallel to the main road along coast. At the northern end is a local market, a castle/fort and a replica of the Santa Maria ship.
At the Southern end is the harbour and a small beach.In the town are many historic buildings and museums, as well as small plazas with cafes, bars and restaurants.
In 2007 a ring road was completed behind the town passing through a series of tunnels.
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Date: 2006
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Santa Cruz de La Palma as seen from near Los Cancajos, which is the main tourist resort on the east coast of La Palma.
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Santa Cruz de La Palma is the main town on La Palma, Canary Islands, with a harbour, narrow cobbled streets and many traditional and historical buildings.
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