9 Sights in Puerto de la Cruz, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Puerto de la Cruz, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Puerto de la Cruz, Spain.

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1. Puerto de la Cruz

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Puerto de la Cruz is a city and municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It was formerly known by its English translation, "Port of the Cross", although now it is known by its Spanish name in all languages. Puerto de la Cruz is located on the northern coast, 4 km (2 mi) northwest of La Orotava and 30 km (19 mi) west of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The TF-5 motorway passes through the municipality. The population is 30,483 (2018). In Spanish, the local inhabitants are known as Portuenses. With an area of 8.73 km2 (3 sq mi), the municipality is the smallest in Tenerife. The elevation of the town's centre is 9 m (30 ft) above sea level and the highest point being Las Arenas, a volcanic cone with an elevation of 249 m (817 ft).

Wikipedia: Puerto de la Cruz (EN)

2. Alexander von Humboldt

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Wikipedia: Alexander von Humboldt (EN)

3. Augustin De Betancourt y Molina 1758-1824

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Agustín de Betancourt y Molina was a prominent Spanish engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia. His work ranged from steam engines and balloons to structural engineering and urban planning. As an educator, Betancourt founded and managed the Spanish Corps of Civil Engineers and the Saint Petersburg Institute of Communications Engineers. As an urban planner and construction manager, Betancourt supervised planning and construction in Saint Petersburg, Kronstadt, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.

Wikipedia: Agustín de Betancourt (EN)

4. Botanical Garden

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The Acclimatization Garden of La Orotava, also called the Botanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz, or usually as El Botánico, is a botanical garden located in Puerto de la Cruz, on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The name of Garden of Acclimatization of La Orotava comes because formerly the Puerto de la Cruz belonged to the municipality of La Orotava and was known as Puerto de La Orotava, retaining the original name, which sometimes leads to confuse its situation.

Wikipedia: Jardín de Aclimatación de la Orotava (ES)

5. Faro del Puerto de la Cruz

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The Puerto de la Cruz Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Puerto de la Cruz on the northern coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. This modern lighthouse is situated within a seafront car park, to the west of the small port in the town. It is one of seven lighthouses which mark the coastline of Tenerife, and lies between two other modern lighthouses of Punta del Hidalgo to the northeast, and Buenavista to the west.

Wikipedia: Puerto de la Cruz Lighthouse (EN)

6. Loro Parque

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Loro Parque or 'Loro Park' is a 135,000 m² zoo on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, Spain where it houses an extensive and diverse reserve of animal and plant species. The park was conceived as a paradise for parrots and has developed over the years into one of the biggest attractions of the Canary Islands, with over 40 million visitors.

Wikipedia: Loro Parque (EN)

7. Orchid garden

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Orchid garden Till Krech from Berlin, Germany / CC BY 2.0

The Sitio Litre Garden is a privately owned garden that maintains a large collection of tropical and subtropical plants in the Canarian municipality of Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It is the oldest garden in Tenerife with more than 220 years. It has a private mansion dating from 1730 and for 44 years was the seat of a convent.

Wikipedia: Jardín Sitio Litre (ES)

8. Museo Arqueológico

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The Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz is a small archaeological museum located in the town of Puerto de la Cruz. One of the most important local museums, it offers an archival collection comprising more than 2,600 specimens of the aboriginal Guanche culture, and a document collection named after researcher Luis Diego Cuscoy.

Wikipedia: Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz (EN)

9. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia DHausBT / CC BY 2.0

The Parroquia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia is a Roman Catholic church located in the Spanish city of Puerto de la Cruz. In this temple are some of the most venerated images in Tenerife, such as the Virgen del Carmen of Puerto de la Cruz and the Great Power of God.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia (Puerto de la Cruz) (ES)

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