Top ChoiceChurch in La Orotava

Iglesia de la Concepción

This magnificent church, located right in the centre of town, dates to 1516, although it was destroyed by earthquakes in 1704 and 1705 and rebuilt in 1768. Today it is recognised as one of the finest examples of...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

This ornate mansion, dating to 1632, has a sublime setting, with balconies set around a picturesque central courtyard and also decorating the front of the building. An upstairs museum is dedicated to historical...

Top ChoiceGardens in La Orotava

Jardínes del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja

Also known as the Jardín Victoria, these French-influenced 18th-century gardens cascade in terraces down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum, built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta...

Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa Lercaro

This 16th-century mansion is widely considered to be the most representative building constructed in traditional Canary Island style. Particularly noteworthy is the finely carved baroque decoration on the...

Museum in La Orotava

Museo de Artesanía Iberoamericana

Housed in the former Convento de Santo Domingo, this museum explores the cultural relationship between the Canaries and the Americas. Exhibits include a huge range of musical instruments, ceramics and various...

Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa del Turista

The building was a 16th-century convent and today houses an art gallery, a Tenerife pearl shop and an arts-and-crafts shop that includes a permanent display of a volcanic-sand carpet, typical of those produced...

Museum in La Orotava

Museo de las Alfombras

This 'Museum of the Carpets' celebrates the town’s Corpus Christi festival with its carpets created from flowers and coloured sands from El Teide. Set in a beautiful mansion dating from 1642, exhibits explain the...

Historic Building in La Orotava

La Maquina

Once the staple diet of the Guanches, gofio is essentially milled wheat and corn with the consistency of wholegrain flour. At this historic mill you can watch the miller at work grinding the grain, and buy a...

Gardens in La Orotava

Hijuela del Botánico

This small, sweet botanical garden centred around a magnificent drago (dragon) tree was created as a branch of the larger Jardín Botánico in Puerto de la Cruz. It is home to around 3000 labelled plant varieties –...

Church in La Orotava

Iglesia de San Agustín

The Iglesia de San Agustín, with its carved wooden ceiling, sits on the northeastern side of Plaza de la Constitución. The magnificent carved altarpiece has effigies of Nuestra Señora de Gracia, San Agustín and...