Monumento de Homenaje a los Verseadores and the Casa de la Décima

Historically, the Canary Islands have always been the land of migrants. Until the second half of the twentieth century, one of the most popular destinations of the migrating palmeros was the island of Cuba. In time, some of them would return to their island of birth. This cultural link resulted in the appearance of a peculiar form of musical poetry, known as punto cubano. It is a kind of rhyming duel between two or more poets, during which they challenge each other by using their wit and mental agility. The Monumento de Homenaje a los Versadores de Tijarafe statue reflects this musical tradition, which is still very much alive today, and can be witnessed regularly in the nearby Casa de la Décima.