Cities of Spain: San Cristobal de la Laguna (Tenerife Island)
Live university city La Laguna (Full name – San Cristobal de la Laguna, San Cristobal De La Laguna) was the first major settlement of Tenerife and his capital for more than two hundred years.
The well-preserved historical center is a vivid example of the Canary architecture, and the city itself remains a cultural, religious and educational center of Tenerife. Located significantly higher than Santa Cruz, and therefore possessing a much more cool and rainy climate, the city received its name from the once lying nearby lagoon, which dried in 1837 as a result of the growth of forest harvesting.
La Lagoon sights
Despite the fact that La Lagun is literally overflowed by vivid examples of folk architecture, all its monuments can be inspecting literally in a few hours.
- University courtyard in La Laguna, Tenerife
- Traditional balcony in La Laguna
- Monastery of Convento Santa Catalina in La Laguna
It is worth seeing here Iglesia de la Concepcion (XV-XIX centuries.) – the first church in Tenerife, who has enjoyed himself over the years of construction, the elements of almost all famous architectural styles, Museum of History Tenerife On Calya de San Agustin (one of the oldest and picturesque streets of the city), the square Plaza de Adelantado with Monument to Jose De Anchile (This native of La Laguna became famous for his missionary activities in South America), living market and women’s Monastery Convention Santa Catalina (1611 G.), Cathedral Santa Iglesia-Cedral (1913 G.) with the grave Alonso de Lugo (Spanish Conquistador, considered the leader of the local conkista), as well as Museum of Science and Space in southern outskirts of the city.
- Patio in La Laguna
- Rodriguez Palace in La Laguna
- In the central quarter of La Laguna
Though Old city It is considered the main point of attraction of La Laguna, lying south of him, the university district is the most colorful region of the city. This grid of old streets, completely built-up bars, cafes and bookstores, since 1701 is considered the focus of public and educational life of the city. The same university town, transferred to the highway in the 1950s, does not have special beauty and is rarely visited by tourists.
On both sides of La Laguna rose Montagnas de Anaga Range (Masiso de Anaga) – one of the most exciting mountainous regions of the island. Geologically, this is the oldest part of the Tenerife, so low (up to 1600 m) of the mountains are raised with dozens of deep valleys, disperse cropped laurels of the ridges like a knife blade. Tiny terraces created by the hands of ancient Guangchi give these mountains a special charm, and many old farms, almost those who were arranged by the end of the 20th century, turned into cozy pensions and ecocurortors.
Tiny village Chamorsha Now he is a recognized center of hiking, from where dozens of picturesque routes reaching the rocks of Rock Bermicho, Faro de Anga lighthouse, CabOschange-del Techno, three-hundred-meter cliffs of Las Palmas and Punta El Idalgo covered with a pine forest of Mountain La Esperance, to the village of El Dracillo, famous for the dragon wood, as well as to the natural caves of Cynamada.
Reviews and studies of trips
San Cristobal de la Lagoon, Tenerife
Make a big stop in the city of San Cristobal de la Laguna (or just La Laguna). This is the third largest city of the Canary Islands, the former capital of Tenerife Island. Read more →
TTWEAK | Autumn 2015
Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna
San Cristobal de la Laguna – the oldest and second largest city on the island. In the city of Santa Cruz walks the tram. The final stop of Avenida de la Trinidad is located near the Old Town. Read more →