Must see attractions in Puerto de la Cruz

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    Jardín Botánico

    Established in 1788, this magnificent botanical garden has thousands of plant varieties from all over the world and is a delightful place to while away an…

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    Risco Belle Aquatic Gardens

    This is not just any old garden: step through the entrance and you'll be met by a sweeping lawn punctuated with tables and chairs, tropical plants (birds…

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    Sitio Litre Garden

    This delightful garden is exquisitely laid out with walkways, fountains, tropical and subtropical plants and flowers, plus the oldest drago tree in town…

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    Museo Arqueológico

    This small but well laid-out museum provides an insight into the Guanche way of life with its replicas of a typical cave dwelling, as well as a burial…

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    Plaza Charco

    The magnificent central square of Plaza Charco (the names translates as 'Puddle Plaza' – it used to flood from the sea every time it was stormy) is shaded…

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    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

    The first contemporary art museum to open in Spain, dating from 1953, this well-displayed collection includes outstanding foreign, Spanish and Canarian…

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    Playa Martiánez

    The long and sandy Playa Martiánez is at the eastern end of town, where a large jetty filters the anger of Atlantic swells and turns them into mere gentle…

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    Castillo de San Felipe

    This modest but imposing castle beside Playa Jardín plays host to a variety of temporary art exhibitions over two levels, plus regular theatre and dance…

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    Casa de la Aduana

    Built in 1620, Puerto de la Cruz' imposing old customs house is home to the tourist office as well as a fine contemporary-art museum. There are also…

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    Ermita de San Juan

    Built between 1599 and 1608, Ermita de San Juan is the oldest structure in town and is attached to the Iglesia de San Francisco.

  • Loro Parque

    Travelling around Tenerife, the Loro Parque flag is so ubiquitous that you could be forgiven for thinking they sponsor the island. Today its animal…

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    Mirador de la Paz

    This square with lovely views is where Agatha Christie was supposedly inspired to write The Mysterious Mr Quin. This is also a good spot to stride out to…

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    Playa Jardín

    This dark-sand 'garden beach' west of Puerto de la Cruz' centre has good facilities, including toilets and showers. Huge boulders were dumped into the sea…

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    Torreón de Ventoso

    One of the better-kept historic buildings in Puerto de la Cruz, this tower with windows and balconies was once part of the town’s Augustine convent and…

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    Iglesia de San Francisco

    Located just off the central (and famed) Plaza Charco is the Iglesia de San Francisco, tacked on to tiny Ermita de San Juan, the oldest structure in town …

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    A banana-packaging factory until 1973, this grand and historic building is now Puerto de la Cruz' town hall.