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Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Tenerife, Canary Islands


Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of Tenerife and a regional port of the Canary Islands. It is the second most populated city of the Canary Islands and situated on a large natural bay on the north part of the island. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is worth visiting especially during its famous carnival times. The city is popular with its fantastic carnival during February and March. It is one the biggest carnival in the world.

Attractions & Things to Do & See in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife has much to offer to its visitors as its being the administrative center of the Canary Islands.

The most visited place in Santa Cruz is La Plaza de España located by the sea, where the building Cabildo de Tenerife stands.

Castillo, the commercial street par excellance, of the city starts from Plaza de la Candelaria which is at the side. Pilar street, is a nice place where the eighteenth-century church stands. This street leads the Tenerife visitors to the finest place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife; that is the park of Garcia Sanabria where lush trees from all over the world stand out from dense exotic vegetation. Parque Municipal Garcia is built in 1926 and variety of modern sculptures are exhibited. Also the Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a large botanical garden worth visiting.

The most attractive two church of Santa Cruz de Tenerife are the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion (dating back to 1500) and baroque Iglesia de San Francisco.
Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre situated in Palacio Insular worth visiting with its Gaunche mummies exhibited on glass stands. Museo de Bellas Artes is another museum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife worth seeing.


As for shopping in Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Calle Castillo is the most popular shopping street is along Plaza de Espana. For more shopping opportunities, visit Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa located between the shopping street and food market.

As for the beaches in Santa Cruz in Tenerife; the most attractive beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is Las Teresitas beach and is located 8 km. on the north. The golden sandy beach is a must for beachgoers. The sand brought from the Sahara and its well kept surroundings make the Las Teresitas beach one of the most attractive Tenerife beaches.

Nightlife in Santa Cruz de Tenerife stands with discotheques and pubs in the Marina park.

Accommodation & Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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