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Address: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Balconies town

Wonderful old Canarian balconies....well preserved. Nearly every house has one and they are all well looked after.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful old Canarian balconies....well preserved. Nearly every house has one and they are all well looked after.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pretty town short drive inland from Puerto de la Cruz. Nice views and some beautiful old buildings. I wouldn't take a day trip just to visit La Oratava as there isn't a great deal to see. We stopped here for a wander around before heading up to Teide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The area has some lovely buildings with exhibitions but you have to pay to go into each one. Had a nosey in the church which had interesting decor. When we went they were finishing of the large sand carpet outside the town hall. Very steep town so taxi dropped us at the top so we could work our way down.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the town of oratava has some beautiful houses in the old style , a dream to walk trough but hard on the foot as some parts are very steep

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having read about this place in a guide book of Tenerife we made the long trip from Peurto Santiago. We arrived and the place was like a Ghost Town nothing was going on. We had a wander around and poked our heads through the doors of a couple of churches and then went into the old Museum with the balconies... More 

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Zele, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well, we had bad weather, even a thunderstorm!!! But it's a nice village, worth the trip. The balconies!!! Yeah, I liked it. In the shadow of the Teide. But don't trust your Tom-Tom because he leaded us in an "non-existing road" :)

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I loved this town . I n order to reach the historical parts be prepared for some steep climbing , or better still get a taxi from the bus station to drop you at the top by the balconies and then you can slowly stroll down admiring the churches, museum and gardens. You can have a great view of Tiede... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Interesting enough and agree with Margaretjoe28's assessment of the place. Casa de los Balconies was interesting enough with local crafts for sale but disappointing that there were no demonstrations on the day we went. You can get there by bus from Puerto de la Cruz or taxi.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely village just a pity the weather was cloudy and the Victorian gardens were waiting for spring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were expecting to love this town, after reading the Lonely Planet book about the Canaries. We liked it, but preferred La Laguna and Garachico. We visited each of these towns on the bus from Puerto de la Cruz. We walked around and enjoyed the small winding (steep!) streets and the subsequent views that you got from certain places. We... More 

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