Plaza Libertad


The soul of Garachico is the main Plaza Libertad, with its towering palm trees, heritage buildings, cafe tables and lively atmosphere. Here old men in flat caps play cards or dominoes, surrounded by sauntering couples, children kicking balls and families shaded by Indian laurel trees, while a statue of a noble-looking Simón Bolívar looks on.

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Nearby Garachico attractions

1. Convento de San Francisco

0.03 MILES

There is plenty to see at this eclectic museum located in a 16th-century convent with a beautiful cloistered interior. Exhibits range from geology and the…

2. Iglesia de Santa Ana

0.06 MILES

Near the Plaza Libertad is the evocative and gorgeous Iglesia de Santa Ana, with a dominating white bell tower, original 16th-century doors, a lovely…

3. Parque de la Puerta de Tierra


Another rare remnant of Garachico's volcanic activity is in the cute and lovingly well-tended Parque de la Puerta de Tierra, just off Plaza Juan González …

4. Castillo de San Miguel

0.11 MILES

This squat stone fortress by the sea was built in the 16th century and contains photos and explanations of the area’s flora and fauna, as well as a…

5. Guanche Museum

2.59 MILES

This mildly diverting though rather limited ethnographic museum explores various aspects of Guanche culture, largely through reproductions of Guanche…

6. Drago Park


Drago Park contains the pride of the town – a tree said to be the world’s largest and oldest drago (dragon) tree, allegedly here for more than 1000 years …

7. Artlandya Doll Museum

4.33 MILES

A collection of dolls may not sound very captivating to anyone over the age of three, but Austrian owner Georg is an enthralling character who brings the…

8. Iglesia de San Fernando Rey

6.08 MILES

This charming church is a peaceful haven in Santiago del Teide, with a marble-floored interior emblazoned with red, green and gold.