Attractions

Top Choice Church in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

It's difficult to miss the striking bell tower of the city’s oldest church, which also has traditional Mudéjar (Islamic-style architecture) ceiling work. The present church was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, …
Top Choice Museum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

This brain-bending amalgam of natural science and archaeology is the city’s number one attraction, and one of the best museums in all the Canary Islands. Set inside the former civil hospital, the exhibit highlights …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA)

The highlight of this dramatic modern building is the excellent art gallery which covers three large and light galleries. Don't miss the permanent exhibition of both the paintings and audiovisual exhibits dedicated …
Top Choice Notable Building in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Auditorio de Tenerife

This magnificent, soaring white wave of an auditorium was designed by the internationally renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and possesses a Sydney Opera House presence, as well as superb acoustics. Guide…
Top Choice Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Jardín Botánico

Established in 1788, this magnificent botanical garden has thousands of plant varieties from all over the world and is a delightful place in which to while away an afternoon smelling the roses. As well as the major …
Top Choice Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Risco Belle Aquatic Gardens

This is not just any old garden; step through the entrance and you are met by a sweeping lawn punctuated with tables and chairs, citrus trees, and tropical plants, like birds of paradise and poinsettias. In the hist…
Top Choice Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

The setting is sublime, an ornate mansion dating from 1632 with rooms set around a central patio complete with historic photos and memorabilia. One room is devoted to lacework. Bypass the Chinese imports to admire t…
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…
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…
Mountain in Parque Nacional del Teide

Pico del Teide

The cable car provides the easiest way to get up to the peak of El Teide. If you don’t mind paying up, the views are great – unless a big cloud is covering the peak, in which case you won’t see a thing. On clear day…