Cities of Spain: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital and second largest city is the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Santa Cruz De Tenerife) is located on the northeast coast, in the only more or less level at the foot of the Masiso de Anaga mountain range.

The city was founded by the Spaniards in 1494 and was a basic base base for both the conquest of the islands and for numerous expeditions to the shores of the new light. Now his harbor is considered one of the busiest in Spain, and along with shopping ships, cruise liners are constantly entering here, following Europe through the Canary Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Therefore, the city itself is little similar to the traditional small settlements for Canar – now it is a large and quite modern shopping and tourist port, the entire center of which is built up with high-rise buildings from glass and concrete, and the outskirts have already merged with quarters of the first capital of the island – La Lagun.

  • Square of Spain in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Las Teresitas Beach in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • In the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Sightseeing Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The main attractions of the city include Church of Iglesia-de-Noustore-Senora de la Concepcion (XVI-XVIII centuries.) With its famous Santa Cruz de la Conquista ("Cross conquest", The symbol of the conquists and the capture of the Islands of the Spaniards), nearby Museum of Fine Arts, Natural Museum Naturiza and El Ombre, underlying noisy Mercado de Noustore de Africa market And small coastal Fort Castillo San Juan (XVII B.). Above the port is a new Auditorio de Tenerife – Hall for concerts and congresses designed by Santiago Kalatrava.

  • Central Quarters Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Iglesia de la Cherepcion, Tenerife
  • Cities of Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Surfing on Playa de San Rock

Interesting Military Museum With his extensive collection of military history and famous "El Tigre" – to the gun whose kernel tearned the hand of Admiral Nelson during the siege of Santa Cruz, San Francisco Church (XVIII B.), Palace Map (XVII in.), a huge memorial on Plaza de Espanya, Dedicated to the Soldiers of the Dictator Franco, who died during the Civil War, departing from the Plaza Chandelier Pedestrian Street Calya de Castillo, as well as an impressive classic building Teatro Chimera and Center Photos.

  • View of Night Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Picturesque quarters of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Sandy beach in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Beaches in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Next to the city center lie two magnificent beach – Playa de Taganan with black sand and more traditional Las Teresitas, which stretch to San Andres, forming the most impressive artificial beach of the island, the small sand for which was brought here from Sahara.

District El Med – Best windsurfing place.

Very picturesque small sandy bays near Playa de las Americas, as well as B Lido de San Telmo.

Another norther (13 km from Santa Cruz) begin good pebble beaches of Taganan – Playa de San Rock and Playa de Benico, Popular surficists.

Reviews and studies of trips

"Flamingo Club", Tenerife

The hotel itself did not impress. Yes, there are interesting trivia, in the form of wicker arbors and comfortable mats for yoga. But the pool with cold, terribly chlorinated water read more →

Maria | November 2014

Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

What is good Puerto de la Cruz? He is very green, like the entire north of the island, in it there is a real miracle – Loro Parque, to which from the city center walks free yellow train. Read more →

irina pozhar | January 2013

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The city is very dynamic, with a huge port, modern concert halls and stadiums, at the same time he is very calm, relaxed. At the ocean, artificial pools and old fort read more →

Cities of Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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