the cradle of peace
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Welcome to La Palma, an artisan enclave located in the northern mountains of El Salvador. This website features the artisan community of La Palma, but also contains a wealth of other information. Use the navigation bar above to explore.

 

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Excerpt from "A La Ciudad de La Palma (Chalatenango)"

Tiene muchos encantos tanto la ciudad
Como los palmeños y palmeñas
Pues cuando ya se va ocultando el sol en el poniente
Coronándose de bellos colores como se visten sus mujeres
Se dibujan magníficos ocasos, color de cielo azul
y de arrebol

So many enchantments, the city
the Palmeños and Palmeñas
when the sun, already beginning to hide on the horizon
Crowns itself with the beautiful colors that dress its women-
Drawing magnificent sunsets, color of the blue sky
Blushing red

by Fray Juan Antonio Candray Alferez, from Memorias Poeticas . . . de ayer, hoy, mañana y siempre