La Palma, El Salvador: A colorful town

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his picture. What a beautiful and true quote by Henry Ward Beecher right?

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his picture.

-Henry Ward Beecher

 

Located about 2 hours northwest of El Salvador‘s capital, San Salvador, La Palma is a beautiful and very colorful town nestled in the mountains near the Honduran border.

It became famous after renowned artist Fernando Llort moved there in the 70’s and the ”folk art”, that portrayed the daily lives of Salvadorans, was born.

Painting on wood sold in La Palma, El Salvador

Mural depicting daily life in La Palma, El Salvador

Mural of the life of a farmer in La Palma, El Salvador

His influence can be seen and his presence felt everywhere.

Painting of a bird and church in La Palma, El Salvador

Mosaic on park bench in La Palma, El Salvador

Mural on a house façade in La Palma, El Salvador

Mural with different colored houses in La Palma, El Salvador

There are talleres (workshops) where you can observe skillful artisans at work. They produce all kinds of handicrafts (that are later exported) such as: wood blocks, hammocks, jewelry, ceramic and so much more.

Handmade hammocks for sale in La Palma, El Salvador

You can even paint your own piece of art and take it home 😉

handicrafts for sale in La Palma, El Salvador

Going from shop to shop is a feast for the eyes. Since I love art (and support artists) I bought a few souvenirs of course 😉

Colorful painting for sale in La Palma, in El Salvador.

Various handicrafts for sale in La Palma, El Salvador

Ceramic handicrafts for sale in La Palma, El Salvador

I am very happy to have discovered this corner of the country. It’s well worth traveling for 😉

I hope you enjoyed this photography tour of La Palma, El Salvador: A colorful town.

Are you an art fan? Then come along on a photography tour of La Palma in El Salvador. This colorful town is the art center of the Central American country and charms both locals and visitors! Enjoy :)

 

Now I’m turning it over to you.

Tell us…

 

Which photo did you like best?

Is art important in your life?

 

Tell us all about it in the comments!

Til next time!

Love always,

Kay 🙂

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20 thoughts on “La Palma, El Salvador: A colorful town

  1. Tracy López says:

    I love the murals and art you photographed! I haven\’t been able to visit La Palma yet but it\’s on my list. I want to live in the house that says \”tributo a la imaginacion\” — it\’s so beautiful… and next souvenir I pick up when I visit will be the mini mesita con las sillas – so cute!

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much Tracy. I had always wanted to go up north to the art center of El Salvador and i had the chance to go last spring with my parents. The ride may seem long, as it’s super close to the border of Honduras. Though the scenery is simply spectacular! Breathtaking. As my dad says, it feels as if you’re watching a nature documentary en directo y a todo color 😉

      That house really stood out. Believe it or not I took that picture from a moving car 😉 What a great statement.

      I almost went nuts buying the souvenirs and those mesitas and sillitas are pretty cute indeed. I got some ceramics, the painting and some jewelry boxes. Good investment!

      I hope you get the chance to visit sometime soon.

      Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Kay xo

  2. claudiadelcid says:

    Lindo post y lindas fotos mostrando lo mas significativo de La Palma… la obra de Don Fernando, la cual ha llenado de color no solo La Palma pero con su arte, el nombre de El Salvador!

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Muchas gracias Clau. Es un lugar magico y si el centro del arte del pais se encuentra alli.

      Me encanto pasear por las calles y sobre todo ir al taller donde hacen los productos.

      El resultado habla por si mismo…espectacular y a todo color!

      Gracias por tu tiempo y por tu comment 😉

    • traveller soul says:

      Thank you!

      Yes the entrance is quite original and colorful?

      Can you imagine i was in a moving car and captured it?

      That was my lucky day 😉

      I’m glad you liked it.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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