La Orotava attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

This ornate mansion, dating to 1632, has a sublime setting, with balconies set around a picturesque central courtyard and also decorating the front of the building. An upstairs museum is dedicated to historical item…
Top Choice Gardens in La Orotava

Jardínes del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja

Also known as the Jardín Victoria, these French-influenced 18th-century gardens cascade down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta Roja. However, appar…
Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa Lercaro

This 16th-century mansion is widely considered to be the most representative building constructed in traditional Canary Island style. Particularly noteworthy is the finely carved baroque decoration on the woodwork, …
Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa del Turista

The building was a former 16th-century convent and today houses an art gallery, a Tenerife pearl shop and an arts and crafts shop that includes a permanent display of a volcanic-sand carpet, typical of those produce…
Museum in La Orotava

Museo de las Alfombras

This museum celebrates the town’s Corpus Christi festival with its tradition of carpets created from flowers and coloured sands from El Teide. Set in a beautiful galleried mansion dating from 1642, the exhibits expl…
Church in La Orotava

Iglesia de la Concepción

Right in the centre of town, the origins of this magnificent church date from 1516, however it was destroyed by the earthquakes of 1704 and 1705 and rebuilt in 1768. Today it is recognised as being one of the finest…
Historic Building in La Orotava

La Maquina

Once the staple diet of the Guanches, gofio is basically milled wheat and corn with the consistency of wholegrain flour. At this historic mill you can watch the miller at work grinding the grain and buy a small bag …
Gardens in La Orotava

Hijuela del Botánico

This small, sweet botanical garden centred around a magnificent drago tree was created as a branch of the larger Jardín Botánico in Puerto de la Cruz. It is home to around 3000 plant varieties, as well as plenty of …
Museum in La Orotava

Museo de Artesania Iberoamericana

Housed in the former Convento de Santo Domingo, this museum explores the cultural relationship between the Canaries and the Americas. Exhibits include musical instruments, ceramics and various artefacts. There is al…
Church in La Orotava

Iglesia de San Agustín

This simple church, with its carved wooden ceiling, sits on the northeastern side of Plaza Constitución.