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A short drive from the coast at Corralejo, you’ll arrive at the pretty village of Lajares. Here, you’ll find a small selection of bars, restaurants and a supermarket. Two windmills next to the church were originally used to produce gofio, the special Canaries flour made from a blend of wheat, barley and maize, for the locals. The main attraction for visitors is the lace shop, Artisania Lajares, where you can watch locals make lace and embroidery. The town also boasts a lucha canaria area, specially designed to hold wrestling matches unique to the Canaries.
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In the centre of the village there are a number of small cafés and bars to sit and enjoy a coffee of beer in the sunshine, of an evening there is also one or two really good restaurants serving traditional cuisine. Try the local specialitites, including papas arrogadas (potatoes), puchero (goat stew), mojo (spicy sauce) and arechucas (Canarian rum). The 'Menu del Dia' is a great and inexpensive way to sample the local food.
Lajares offer a few quiet restaurants and family frendly bars, sometimes with live music and jamming sessions. You will find a relaxed atmosphere in this little village, or you can drive ten minutes to Corralejo with much livelier nightlife.
Another popular feature and photographic oppurtunity of the Villaverde and Lajares areas are the well-kept traditional windmills. There is also a windmill museum located in Antigua.
One of the first sights you will notice when entering the village of Lajares is the football stadium, built in 1990. The town also boasts a lucha canaria area, specially designed to hold wrestling matches unique to the Canaries.
Three Kingsnational event
The Three Kings Parade celebrates the Kings who presented gifts to baby Jesus.
Day of the Workernational event
a public holiday
Labour Daynational event
The annual Antigu...national event
15 km inland from Caleta de Fuste, attracts around 200 exhibitors from all over the Canary Islands. Saturday and Sunday are the busiest days. Free Admission and parking. It's held at the Antigua Windmill/Cheese Museum site.
Canarian Daynational event
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Fiesta of San Juannational event
A fiesta celebrated in the whole of Spain on the shortest night of the year. People throw parties on the beaches with food, drink and friends, create bonfires and let off fireworks.
Assumption of the...national event
This public holiday celebrates the life of the Virgin Mary. Many local churches will hold a special mass on this day.
National Day of S...national event
Also known as Columbus Day, a national Spanish holiday commemerating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
All Saints Daynational event
On the first of November every year the island celebrates "todos los santos" or "all of the Saints", usually with street celebrations, music and dancing.
Constitution Daynational event
National public holiday throughout Spain and the Canaries, held on the 6th December every year.
Christmas Daynational event
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