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The Campanario Shopping Centre in Corralejo is one of the prettiest on the island. Recreating the architecture of a typical Spanish village, El Campanario has a central square with fountain and outside cafes. The paved alleyways around have a wide variety of small shops, bars and restaurants.

The centre's emblem is its bell tower (campanario) which offers spectacular views all around the town.

Most evenings a drink in the square listening to a local group offering live entertainment of Canarian music or dance is a quiet, relaxing way to end the day.

Sunday is the day of the local craft market, when artisans from all over the island set up their stalls in the narrow streets with their home-produced goods - very unlikely to see a "made in China" label here. There is also a smaller flee-market on Saturday mornings.

Thomas Reich