Top things to do in La Laguna

Top Choice Shoes in La Laguna

Pisaverde

The shoes at Pisaverde are quite a sight, with each pair uniquely fashioned and hand-crafted with bold and brightly coloured leather and all manner of fabrics (including recycled materials too, such as car tyres). I…
Top Choice Museum in La Laguna

Museo de la Historia de Tenerife

The documents, maps, weapons and tools are interesting enough at this museum, but the 16th-century mansion – with its creaking floorboards, old window seats, elaborately carved wooden gallery and lovely patio – of C…
Top Choice 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 ar…
Top Choice Cathedral in La Laguna

Catedral

Work on this magnificent cathedral was completed in 1915. 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 pai…
Top Choice Canarian in La Laguna

Guaydil

You can't go wrong at this delightful contemporary restaurant with its punchy, playful decor. Dishes are deftly executed, exquisitely presented and sensibly priced. One tip – if ordering a salad (recommended), ask f…
Top Choice Street in La Laguna

Calle San Agustín

To see the largest number of splendid mansions standing cheek to jowl, wander along Calle San Agustín. Look for the metal plaques outside the noble facades; they have fascinating historical explanations about the bu…
Top Choice Spanish in La Laguna

Tasca 61

Organic, locally sourced produce, a slow-food philosophy and artesanal cheeses are the hallmarks of this tiny place with its limited but delicious menu of daily specials. Even the beer is locally crafted at the only…
Church in La Laguna

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Originally constructed in 1502, this is one of the island's earliest churches and has subsequently undergone many changes. Elements of Gothic and plateresque styles can still be distinguished and the finely wrought …
Church in La Laguna

Iglesia y ex-convento de San Agustín

This church went up in flames in 1964, lost its roof and is now out of bounds and in ruins, but you can peer through the gap in the wall at the somnolent skeletal remains and the plants busy reclaiming the abandoned…
Food & Drink in La Laguna

Atlantida Artesania

Jam-packed with preserves, pickles, gofio (ground, roasted grain), mojo (spicy Canarian sauce), cheeses, honey, local wines, Scotch whisky, cigars and cookbooks, this terrific corner vinoteca also stocks Tierra de P…