The architecture of some Canarian towns reminds old South American colonies. In fact, the urban plan of La Laguna was the model for some Latin America cities such La Havana (Cuba), Cartagena (Colombia) and Lima (Peru).
The original inhabitants of the Canary islands were the guanches. Unfortunately the conquistadores arrived to the island and felt like they needed to show off their skills. So they killed everybody and exterminated yet another culture. A few centuries later, Spaniards made a few statues pretending to miss the guanches. Find them at La Candelaria.
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