Arucas attractions

Top Choice Church in Arucas

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

The extraordinary, neo-Gothic church stands sullen watch over the bright, white houses of Arucas in a striking display of disproportion and contrast. The church has a Sagrada Familia (Gaudí) look with elaborate poin…
Top Choice Gardens in Arucas

Parque Municipal de Arucas de las Flores

These terraced municipal gardens are laid out in French style with fountains, pavilions, sculptures and tropical trees, including the rare evergreen soap bark tree (Quillaja saponaria) and several magnificent dragon…
Gardens in Arucas

Jardín de la Marquesa

This lovely botanical garden, located northwest of town on the road to Bañaderos, is owned by the Marquesa de Arucas (along with the Hacienda del Buen Suceso). It's lushly planted with more than 2500 different peren…
Museum in Arucas

Municipal Museum

The municipal gardens house the town’s main museum, which has a permanent exhibition by Canarian painters and sculptors, including the masterful Guillermo Sureda (1912–2006) and Manolo Ramos (1899–1971) – both Aruca…
Distillery in Arucas

Destilerías Arehucas

The 45-minute guided tour of this rum distillery, its ancient cellar (one of the oldest rum cellars in Europe) and the fermentation and distillation rooms culminates in a rum and liqueur tasting.
Museum in Arucas

Museo La Cantera

Based above a former quarry, this small, well-presented open-air and rather simple museum pays homage to the town's long-running stone masonry industry. English descriptions are provided.