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Travel can broaden the mind and spark creativity. If you are planning a family-friendly holiday to the Canary Islands, you might be happy to learn that there are many superb landmarks that could inspire your little ones to pick up a paintbrush or pencil. If your son or daughter loves nothing more than drawing, painting, or crafting, you should check out the best art attractions to visit in the Canary Islands.
The Best Art Attractions in the Canary Islands
The Museum of Fine Arts
Located on the stunning island of Tenerife is the Museum of Fine Arts, which you can find in Santa Cruz. It features fourteen rooms to explore, which are mostly filled with stunning paintings from Spanish, Canarian and Flemish painters. The popular museum also features many works from artists who hail from the Canary Islands, such as Cristobal Hernandez, Gaspar de Quevedo, and Gonzalez Mendez.
Iglesia de Nuestra La Concepción
If you are set to stay in one of the beautiful villas in Canary Islands with your kids, after spending the morning chilling out on one of the sun loungers in your own private garden as the kids play in the pool, why not visit Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán? It is a 17th-century church that features Plateresque details on the façade, as well as a striking Mudejar ceiling.
It is also impossible for both adults and children not to be inspired when they view the distinctive paintings of Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana, which bring the church’s interior to life.
Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa
If you are looking for a spot that will get yours or your children’s creative juices flowing, you should visit Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, as it is an ideal location to discover local crafts, in addition to purchasing fresh, local produce. You could spend many an hour strolling through its various stalls, which offer handcrafted trinkets, clothing, and jewellery.
The Néstor Museum
Art lovers should step inside Nestor Museum in Gran Canaria, which is dedicated to showcasing the works of Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre, who is a famous Spanish symbolist painter. In addition to displaying its portrait and landscape paintings, you can view his many sketches, drawings, and craftwork.
Monumento al Campesino
Monumento al Campesino is a unique sculpture you can find in the centre of San Bartolomé, Lanzarote, and was created by César Manrique as a way to honour the efforts made by locals who brought the land back to life following arduous conditions. The avant-garde monument can ultimately provide an insight into the island’s agriculture, gastronomy, architecture, and handicrafts.
Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de San Martín
If, however, you and the family love nothing more than soaking up many exceptional works of art, you should book a stay in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, which is home to Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de San Martín. The popular museum regularly hosts temporary modern art exhibitions and also features music concerts to delight visitors, which can vary from jazz to rock.
So, if you want to inspire your kids to create beautiful works of art on holiday, the above landmarks are sure to trigger their imagination.