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

Here you can find interesting sights in Puerto de la Cruz, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. 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).

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2. Alexander von Humboldt

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Alexander von Humboldt Karl Joseph Stieler / Public domain

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.

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3. Augustin De Betancourt y Molina 1758-1824

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Augustin De Betancourt y Molina 1758-1824 Unknown painter / Public domain

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.

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4. Jardín Botánico

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

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5. Loro Parque

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Loro Parque or 'Loro Park' is a 13.5-hectare (33-acre) 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. The park keeps orcas, which has attracted criticism from some organisations.

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6. 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.

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7. 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.

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8. Jardín Sitio Litre

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Jardín Sitio Litre Till Krech from Berlin, Germany / CC BY 2.0

Litre Site Garden is a privately owned garden with an abundance of tropical and subtropical plants in the Canary Islands port city of Tenerife, Spain. Tenerife's oldest garden is more than 220 years old. Owns a private mansion with a history dating back to 1730 and owns a monastery for 44 years.

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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

Our mother parish of Lady Pe ñ adeFrance is a Catholic temple located in the Spanish city of Puerto de la Cruz. Some of the most revered images of tenerife can be found in this temple, such as the virgin of Carmen in the port of the cross and the great power of God.

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