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La Orotava

Address: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The old part of the town is very pretty. Wonderful views from up there too. A real Canarian town - not too touristy. It is very busy but there are a couple of underground car parks. The Balcony house is lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Orotava is the only city at Tenerife that had such a specific architecture and has somehow maintained its medieval style! Make sure you visit the gardens up the hill, it is a lovely place to have a walk! Also, the so-called house with the balconies is very beautiful and has an inner yard where many local specialties are sold! The... More 

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Old City with old churches, small winding streets and great views over the hills and sea when you go up to La Orotava

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Sliema, Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The old part of town was full of interesting historical buildings and churches. Not overun with tourists and cheap tacky shops. Really relaxing place to visit. But be prepared to climb up and down hills the wonderfull views make it worthwhile.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice feeling while walking down the city center. Very nice places to visit, good food to share and kind people to welcome in the pure Canarian style. A must-see in Tenerife Island...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Follow the trail and see the old houses. Very atmospheric . Had a fantastic meal in the Bar de la Du quesa in thé square opposite the Correos. Travelled from Puerto de Santa Cruz by bus. Great trip

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Covington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is located over an hour from the South of the Island and 30 min from Santa Cruz. The old houses and buildings take you back in time. There are good small family run restaurants that serve typical tapas and Spanish dishes. It is difficult to find parking.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a really nice town, lots of 17th century spanish mansions and lovely gardens. It has to be visited.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Most of the streets here are on an incline somewhere between 1 in 6 and 1 in about 3, so hard work walking up to the top of the town. However, the climb is well worth it, to see the gofio mills and the smaller gardens and churches at the top end. I have been twice now and had a... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a beautiful town beautiful quiet streets to wander around fabulous old buildings and architecture. Follow the old trail which takes you to House of Balconies which is gorgeous old house. Lots of restaurants in beautiful settings. We stayed in Porto del a Cruz and was a great day trip

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