Casa del Carnaval

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Despite only having a few rooms, this new museum has an excellent collection of Carnaval costumes and displays with good English-language explanations of the history of the festival. The Casa del Carnaval is one of the stops on the city's hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

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