Calle San Agustín

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To see the largest number of splendid mansions standing cheek to jowl, wander along Calle San Agustín. Look for the metal plaques outside the noble facades; they have fascinating historical explanations about the buildings (in Spanish and English). Several of the buildings have been turned into offices (generally located around a grand central courtyard), which you can take a peek at.

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1. Iglesia y ex-convento de San Agustín

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This church went up in flames in 1964, lost its roof and is now out of bounds and in ruins, but you can peer through the gap in the wall at the somnolent…

2. Casa Salazar

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Gutted by fire in 2006, Casa Salazar is today home to tranquil patios, which have been beautifully restored behind the very grandiose facade. The building…

3. Catedral

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Work on this magnificent cathedral was completed in 1915. A fine baroque retable in the chapel is dedicated to the Virgen de los Remedios and dates from…

4. Teatro Leal


Both the exterior and interior of the 19th-century Teatro Leal create a pleasingly over-the-top butterfly of a building that is sadly open to the public…

5. Museo de la Historia de Tenerife

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The documents, maps, weapons and tools are interesting enough at this museum, but the 16th-century mansion – with its creaking floorboards, old window…

6. Fundación Cristino de Vera

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La Laguna’s prime arts venue houses a mixture of top-calibre temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent collection of works by acclaimed contemporary…

7. Casa del Montañés

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Take a peek at the fabulous patios at this historic building, which is today used as offices.

8. Convento de Santa Clara

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Of all the convents in La Laguna, this is the most interesting, renowned for its beautiful lattice-work wooden balcony and cloister. The museum covers…