Top things to do in La Orotava

Top Choice Bakery in La Orotava

Relieve Restaurant

With such adorable delights as blueberry tart, moist double-chocolate brownies, macaroons, pastries and a wonderful selection of breads, this small but busy corner cafe and bakery is quite simply the best place in t…
Top Choice Church in La Orotava

Iglesia de la Concepción

This magnificent church, located right in the centre of town, dates to 1516, although it was destroyed by earthquakes in 1704 and 1705 and rebuilt in 1768. Today it is recognised as one of the finest examples of bar…
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 in terraces down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum, built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta Roja. H…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in La Orotava

MAIT

Housed in a former 17th-century convent, this museum shop sells a superb range of Ibero-American art and crafts, mainly from Central and South America. Ornaments and T-shirts from Mexico, Peruvian knitwear and nativ…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in La Orotava

Canarias Concept

As the name implies, Canarias Concept sells solely Canarian-made crafts and products. It has a large showroom packed with jewellery, ceramics, artwork, handmade toys, ornaments, glazed tiles, soap, scarves and T-shi…
Top Choice Canarian in La Orotava

Bar la Duquesa

Cooking since 1942, this friendly and popular family-run place has a pleasing interior of old photos, decorative gourds and farming utensils. The menu includes sound and hearty local choices such as chicken soup, le…
Top Choice International in La Orotava

Restaurante Victoria

Dine at this superb restaurant in Hotel Rural Victoria's elegant atrium. There's exemplary presentation and flair in such dishes as duck confit with saffron, and the Canarian classic, rabbit in salmorejo (a marinade…
Bakery in La Orotava

Casa Egon

Founded in 1916, this is the oldest pasteleria (cake shop) in the Canaries and has happily maintained its stuck-in-a-time-warp ambience with custard-coloured paintwork, antique weighing scales, original floor tiles …
Canarian in La Orotava

Tascafe Grimaldi

Swathed in tranquillity, the main terrace of this historic 1624 mansion, with its sea views, fountain and drago (dragon) tree, is the place to head on a balmy summer’s evening. It's a laid-back cafe, bar and elegant…