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Address: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Such a beautiful place

We stayed in Puerto de la Cruz for a week and decided to take a little trip up to La Orotava on a cloudy day. I can honestly say it was a great decision! We walked along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Puerto de la Cruz for a week and decided to take a little trip up to La Orotava on a cloudy day. I can honestly say it was a great decision! We walked along the street of balconies and I was blown away. If you love architecture then you have to visit. It is very easy to... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

you go up from the bus station to the traffic lights turn right and just follow the road to the old town,passed the big old church to the right there are views to the sea and several other churches,straight on past the town hall until you come toThe Balconies(which is advertised all over the island as there are several of... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

a beautiful small town, only a short bus ride from Puerto de la Cruz or even a short taxi ride (if you are in a hurry)! Beautiful views that are great for photographers and a lot of history and culture.

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Westville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

La Orotava is a short hop from Puerto de la Cruz, and is a beautiful, quaint and interesting old town of cobbled streets and amazing architecture. One such building is the House of Balconies .. which aptly lives up to its name, and is crammed with delightful nooks and crannies ... all containing different and interesting items to look at... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A beautiful old town away from the more touristy areas. Spend a couple of hours here and walk around with your camera.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a compact area that is worth visiting if you are not having to travel far. The bus from Puerto takes 15 mins and costs less than 2 euros. We didn't bother going in the Casa de los Balcones but rather preferred our walk through the Victorian gardens which we stumbled across by accident around the back of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Traveled to La Orotava to see the Casa de los Balonies. Take a taxi, otherwise it is long walk up a steep hill, and take the bus back to Puerto. The town is pretty for an afternoon outing.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Explore the streets on the hill of La Orotava. The churches are very nice, and the historic center keeps some great examples of what the island looked like with typical houses with wooden balconies, carved windows....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Within walking distance of Puerto you find this beautiful town. It's simply a must. A wonderful walking route from Puerto is to go to El Durazno, then follow "Calle Luis Rodriguez Figueroa" and at its end continue uphill via the very old paved road. This leads to the motorway, which you can cross via a bridge. From center Puerto to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Loved it ,,it went on for days,we booked into a b&b the last day was amazing ,there was a prosesion of bulls pulling carts with people of all ages dressed in costume giving away wine,and food,for hours and hours,,dancing in the streets till late,,totally brilliant,,will certainly go again,

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