Attractions

Top Choice Museum in La Laguna

Museo de la Historia de Tenerife

The documents, maps, artefacts and descriptions are interesting enough at this museum, but the 16th-century mansion itself is noteworthy with its elaborately carved wooden gallery and lovely patio. Don't miss the tw…
Convent in La Laguna

Convento de Santa Clara

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 nine rooms and contains some of the most precious artworks and a…
Church in La Laguna

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Constructed in 1502, one of the island's earliest churches has subsequently undergone many changes. Elements of Gothic and plateresque styles can still be distinguished and the finely wrought wooden Mudéjar (Islamic…
Cathedral in La Laguna

Catedral

This cathedral was completely rebuilt in 1913. A fine baroque retable in the chapel is dedicated to the Virgen de los Remedios and dates from the 16th century. Other highlights include some impressive paintings by C…
Church in La Laguna

Iglesia y ex-convento de San Agustín

This ruined church is out of bounds, but you can peer through the gap in the wall at the cactuses and other plants busy reclaiming the building’s structure. The cloisters, filled with tropical plants and flowers, wh…
Museum in La Laguna

Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos

If you enjoy pushing buttons and musing on the forces of nature, you can have fun at this museum which introduces key scientific concepts in an engaging and thought-provoking way. Located about 1.5km south of Plaza …
Gallery in La Laguna

Fundación Cristino de Vera

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 artist Cristino de Vera who was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife …
Church in La Laguna

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Originally a hermitage and expanded in the 17th century, this church contains paintings by de Quintana, as well as vivid murals painted in the 20th century by Mariano de Cossío and Antonio González Suárez. There ar…
Convent in La Laguna

Convento de Santa Catalina

The closed order in this convent are still active. On 15 February each year the remarkably well preserved body of Sister María de Jesús de León Delgado, who died in 1731, is rather ghoulishly put on display. The con…
Church in La Laguna

Santuario del Cristo

At the northern end of the old quarter, this church contains a blackened wooden sculpture of Christ – the most venerated crucifix on the island. Be as respectful as possible inside, as most of the people here are pr…