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La Orotava

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Address: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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The old part of the town has cobbled streets and a fine garden which is free to visit at the top of the town. There are good coffee and eating places around the town. The town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The old part of the town has cobbled streets and a fine garden which is free to visit at the top of the town. There are good coffee and eating places around the town. The town Hall has a large plaza in the front where in the spring (Corpus Christi) they have a spectacular sand painting to mark the occasion.

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wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An easy bus trip from Puerto de la Cruz. The tourist office gave us a map with a suggested walking tour which we enjoyed but involved a few hills. The village has good views and interesting architecture.

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Celje
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Much to see, very nice gardens and botanical garden, local churches, "baker" street, balcony house. Worth visit

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macclesfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Well worth a trip to enjoy the lovely old houses, churches, small botanical gardens, great views over the rooftops. A few small museums. There are good toilets in the town hall. Parking can be tricky, as the place is so popular, so be prepared to walk a little way, it's worth it.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The gardens hidden away behind the Town Hall are a haven of peace and tranquility. Don't forget your camera if you like to tale floral pictures. Excellent views back towards the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Oratava is a lovely old town only about 6 miles from Puerto which is well worth a half day visit to include lunch. There is a good walk taking wonderful views of the Oratava Valley and the Atlantic Ocean. There are lovely craft shops and local restaurants serving nice meals. I visit there every time I go to Puerto.

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Chichester Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We drove to this village from Peurto De La Cruz. We found it a little difficult to find our way into the centre, but once there spent a nice couple of hours simply wondering around and checking out the crafts etc. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Personally I didn’t feel impressed in any way. Maybe I had set my expectations too high, since many tourists recommend it fondly. Traveling from Teide towards Orotava, however, we had the opportunity to admire the extraordinary vegetation shifts I told you about earlier. A beautiful local custom is the making of images out of coloured sand. I therefore recommend Orotava... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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