La Palma, El Salvador: A colorful town

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

-Henry Ward Beecher

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?

 

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.

Go on a photography tour of La Palma. El Salvador: A Colorful Town

La Palma in El Salvador is a colorful town. It is the art center of the country and everywhere you look you will find art in different forms. Go on a photography tour! #LaPalma #ElSalvador #art #artlovers #travel #photography

La Palma 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?

Who’s your favorite painter?

 

 

Tell us all about it in the comments!

Til next time!

Love always,

Kay 🙂

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