The Natural Beauty of El Hierro
When looking at this picture one can´t help but try to understand or contemplate the diversity of cultures that has taken hold upon the world of man throughout the centuries. In this case, the white and straight forward design of the buildings pictured are a reflection of the perfection the builder saw in the beauty that surrounded them. Just a short walk form this church, you can discover absolutely beautifully naural landscapes that put the mind immediately at ease. And to top it off, a sunny climate that is bound to seem ideal in the warmer months of the year.
When one visits El Hierro, one can´t help but assume that they are feeling the same way as the first inhabitants of these magnificent islands. Nowadays, many people seek out Summer homes in places just like this, and with good reason. Open wide reaching views, beautifully kind weather and plenty of natural areas to explore during the day.
The Virgen of Los Reyes: the Best Guardian of the Island
The Virgin of Los Reyes is the guardian of the island. In accordance to the volvano landscape, the Virgin was originally placed inside a cave. Later the church was built to give amore comfortable place to the Virgin and to the hundreds of people who visit her. As a token of respect to this important figure of the Catholic faith, the Church was built at a top location so that pilgrims and believers have the opportunity to see her from the distance. On the first Saturday of July, a huge celebration takes place in honor of the Virgin, Everybody on the island is invited, no matter you are a resident or just a tourist. As part of the celebrations, the Virgin is taken to the capital of the Hierro, called Valvarde.