37 Sights in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (with Map and Images)
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1. Plaza Weyler
The Plaza Weyler of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, owes its name to the Spanish general Valeriano Weyler, a soldier who was Captain General of the Canary Islands under whose command the Palace of the Captaincy General of the Canary Islands was built next to the aforementioned square.
2. Casino de Tenerife
The real tenerife casino is located in the center of Santa Cruz de tenerife, Spain. It is a huge building, which develops in a cubic volume and is connected to its main apex by prismatic towers. The main facade facing the Candlestick Square has an obvious sense of level, defined by the balcony of the main floor, a projecting ledger and a smooth ledger, contrasted by the ascending line given by the perpendicularity given by the corner ratio of a series of columns and towers in the central main body at two heights, projecting from the cornice line and ending in a double volute. At the top, the building grows on its two main foreheads, with two longitudinal volumes of glazed front running, hinged in an "l" shape at the apex of the main tower. Initial towers appear at the rest of the vertices, but are rarely developed, only to interrupt the monotonicity of the horizontal layout of the building.
3. Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a botanical garden of 120.000 m² specialized in palms (Arecaceae). It is an artificial hill, with views of the ocean, located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The gardens include a large system of waterfalls, streams and ponds, a museum dedicated to palms, and a display shade house. The project was started in 1995 on a former landfill and only opened to the public in 2014. The valuable palm collection gathers about 600 species of palms and it is focused on the ones native to world islands. Trees and shrubs of other plant families are also displayed, organised in "biogeographical sections". All gardens are maintained with no pesticides and no fertilizers, different species of wild birds are easily seen in the palmetum.
4. Puerto de la Cruz
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).
5. Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
The Museum of Nature and Archaeology, MUNA) inaugurated in the mid-nineties, is an exhibition project that belongs to the Autonomous Organism of Museums and Centers of the Cabildo de Tenerife, whose headquarters are located in the neoclassical building that was the Old Civil Hospital of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It integrates the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife, the Canarian Institute of Bioanthropology and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Tenerife. The Museum is in the center of the city, located in the old Civil Hospital, a building that is a sample of the neoclassical architecture of the Canary Islands, which was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Monument in 1983.
6. Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín
The Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín" is an auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2003. The auditorium was inaugurated on 26 September of that year in the presence of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, and was later visited by former U. S. President Bill Clinton. The building is framed within the tenets of late-modern architecture of the late 20th century.
7. Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife
The Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses, also known as "The Fair Recint" was opened in May 1996. The building, covers an area exceeding 40,000 square meters in the sea front of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Is in close proximity to other venues such as the Parque Marítimo César Manrique, the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Palmetum. The Great Hall, located on the top floor, took a total of 12,000 square meters, making it the largest covered space in the Canary Islands. This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center Tenerife.
Wikipedia: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife (EN)
8. Triunfo de la Candelaria
The Triumph of Candelaria is one of the main sculptural monuments of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Also known as Obelisk of Candelaria, it was donated in its day by Bartolomé Montañez, as a complement to the marble cross that he himself had given a few years before in order to complete the ornamentation of the Plaza de la Pila, so called because in it was a fountain that since the early eighteenth century supplied drinking water to the population of Santa Cruz and to the ships that anchored in its port, and currently called Plaza de la Candelaria.
9. Augustin De Betancourt y Molina 1758-1824
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.
10. Faro del Puerto de la Cruz
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.
11. Francisco Morazán
José Francisco Morazán Quesada was a liberal Central American politician who served as president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1830 to 1839. Before he was president of Central America he was the head of state of Honduras. He rose to prominence at the Battle of La Trinidad on November 11, 1827. Morazán then dominated the political and military scene of Central America until his execution in 1842.
12. Instituto de F.P. Marítimo Pesquero
The Instituto de F. P. Marítimo Pesquero de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is currently the only center in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife where professional nautical fishing studies can be taken, also teaching the necessary course to obtain the basic training certificate, essential to be able to process the maritime registration book and to be able to carry out any type of professional work on board a ship.
Wikipedia: Instituto Marítimo Pesquero de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)
13. Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes
The Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a museum of fine arts located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, belongs to the Autonomous Body of Culture of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its headquarters are located at the back of the building that was the Convent of San Francisco, specifically on José Murphy Street, below the Plaza del Príncipe.
Wikipedia: Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)
14. Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
The Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena was a promenade in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Today it is practically an integral part of the Plaza de España. The surroundings have been recently restored following the project of the Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron. The work has included the reconstruction of a replica of the portico of the Alameda, in the image of the original.
15. Palacio de Carta
The Palacio de Carta is a palace located in the central Plaza de la Candelaria, just opposite the Chamber of Commerce and the monument to the Triunfo de la Candelaria, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is one of the most outstanding civil buildings of the Canarian Baroque, although in its façade made of stonework we can also appreciate elements of neoclassical style.
16. Iglesia de San Andrés Apóstol
The parish church of San Andrés Apóstol is located in the coastal town of San Andrés, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is a Catholic temple built in the seventeenth century on a previous hermitage of the first third of the sixteenth century, and was therefore one of the first Christian temples that were built on the island of Tenerife after the conquest of it.
17. Buenavista del Norte
Buena Vista in the north is a major city in Spain. It is located in the province of santa cruz de tenerife and the Canary Islands region, in the southwest of the country, 1,800 kilometers southwest of the capital, the Malard River. Buena Vista in the north is 38 meters above sea level and has 5,231 residents. It is located on Sirifer Island.
18. Museo Arqueológico
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.
19. Monumento al Ángel Caído
The Monument to Victory, popularly known as "Monumento del Ángel" or "Monumento a Franco", is a sculptural fountain that is located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in a space attached to the Fort of Almeyda, at the intersection between the Rambla de Santa Cruz and the Avenida de Anaga. It is the work of Juan de Ávalos.
Wikipedia: Monumento al Ángel Caído (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) (ES)
20. Templo Masónico
Historic Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a Masonic Temple located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on San Lucas street. The building was constructed for use by the Lodge Añaza between 1899 and 1902. It is considered one of the main Masonic temples in Spain, and the first in the Canary Islands.
21. Teatro Guimerá
Teatro Guimerá is a theatre located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Spain). Built in 1849, it is the oldest theater in the Canary Islands. In 1923 it was named after the writer, poet and playwright Ángel Guimerá, born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
22. Iglesia de San José
The Parish Church of San José is located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Calle Méndez Núñez next to the Rambla de Santa Cruz, in the center of the city. The church is surrounded by residential buildings on its sides and at the rear. Its neoclassical façade stands out with its two bell towers.
Wikipedia: Iglesia de San José (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) (ES)
23. La Farola del Mar
The lamppost of the sea, located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, was one of the two lighthouses that had the South Pier of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It began work in December 1863 and remained active until 1954, when the development of the port made its operation at the initial site useless.
24. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia
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)
25. Barranco Grande Windmill
The Barranco Grande Windmill or Grand Canyon Mill is located in Barranco Grande, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It is similar to the Cuevas Blancas Windmill, and is one of three remaining windmills in the region, the other being in El Rosario, Tenerife.
26. Ermita de San Telmo
The hermitage of San Telmo is a hermitage of the sixteenth century located in the neighborhood of El Cabo in the area of Cabo-LLanos de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is one of the oldest temples in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the island of Tenerife
Wikipedia: Ermita de San Telmo (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) (ES)
27. Faro de Anaga
The Punta de Anaga Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the Canary island of Tenerife, in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Punta de Anaga is the most northerly point on the island, and is where the Anaga mountain range meets the sea.
28. Parroquia de María Auxiliadora
The Parish of Mary Help of Christians is a parish church in the Duggi neighborhood of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located on General Serrano Street and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, with the category of monument.
29. Los Silos
El Casco is one of the population entities that make up the municipality of Los Silos, on the island of Tenerife -Canary Islands, Spain-, being also its administrative capital. It has an estimated population, in 2020, of 1,387 inhabitants.
30. Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol
The church of San Pedro Apóstol is a temple of Catholic worship that is located in the neighborhood of Igueste de San Andrés, located in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, Spain.
Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol (Igueste de San Andrés) (ES)
31. Ermita de Regla
The hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Regla, popularly known as the hermitage of La Regla or hermitage of Regla, is a hermitage located in the neighborhood of Los Llanos in the area of Cabo-LLanos of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Wikipedia: Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Regla (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) (ES)
32. Iglesia del Pilar
The Parish of the Virgen del Pilar is located at the confluence of Calle del Pilar and Calle de San Lucas, in the neighborhood of El Toscal, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is one of the most important churches in the city center.
Wikipedia: Parroquia de la Virgen del Pilar (El Toscal) (ES)
33. Centro de Interpretación del Castillo de San Cristóbal
The Castle of San Cristóbal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the first fortification of significance on the island of Tenerife and the main defensive building on Santa Cruz Bay. The central Castle Street is named after this fort.
Wikipedia: Castle of San Cristóbal (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) (EN)
34. Molino de Cuevas Blancas
The Cuevas Blancas Windmill or White Caves Mill is located in Santa María del Mar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It was used to manufacture Gofio, a type of flour from the Canary islands.
35. Parlamento de Canarias
The Canary Islands Parliament Building is a building in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, in the Canary Islands, and its name comes from the Canary Islands Parliament. A position of cultural interest.
36. Monumento al Chicharro
The Chicharro Sculpture or Allegorical sculpture the Chicharro it is a bronze sculpture of a horse mackerel, located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which has become one of its most beloved symbols.
37. Cien Caras del Auditorio de Tenerife
The Hundred Faces of the Tenerife Auditorium is a work of art that consists of images of musical artists located on the rocks of the spur that are next to the Tenerife Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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