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La Orotava is mostly the cultural center of Orotava walley but its also very lively town full of turist attractiones. Its easy to reah it via Titsa every half an hour from Puerto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Orotava is mostly the cultural center of Orotava walley but its also very lively town full of turist attractiones. Its easy to reah it via Titsa every half an hour from Puerto de la Cruz. Especially during Carneval time in february and Easter time in march its worth to visit because that time you may enjoy special art and... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fine colonial town in mountains. The best historic place on Tenerife: narrow streets, palaces, astounding views, tourist shops - everything you expect from such a place.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this town based on the good write up in our guide book, but came away slightly underwhelmed. The gardens were not overly special; the house of balconies far too commercialised; and the museum of art just closed, two hours before the advertised closing time! The only redeeming features were the two church, but even they would only rate... More 

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Barrie Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very lovely churches, cobblestone streets and charming houses. Unlike many beach towns this is not a tourist spoiled location.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As the guide book said unremarkable, if pleasant Spanish town. Wasn't worth the effort of getting there from los Gigantes, botanic parks are small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were informed by the residents, La Orotava was one of the few places on the archipelago, reflecting the authentic Canarian architecture. Those charming houses with balconies took us to another era, when mass tourism counted for nothing. We found a restaurant in a hidden stone courtyard, called Casa Lercaro which had the air of a miniature caravanserai. With... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La orotava firstly it is very hilly not for the faint hearted, secondly it is beautiful, it boasts the oldest dragon tree, also it has a butterfly museum the largest in spain

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday so most shops were closed but cafes were open. Some beautiful old buildings were open in the historic top of the town. There are some lovely squares and gardens and the cemetery is worth seeing too. The streets are cobbled and fantastically steep in the old town. We travelled by 345 bus from Puerto de... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first foray out from Puerto and was an introduction to some old Spanish colonial properties. Good viewpoint and interesting town centre.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours wandering around the town. Bought a town guide from the tourist information - only 50cents! The bus from Puerto de la Cruz was only 2.90 euro return for two adults. Cheap day out, would love to return at a different time of year when the sand pictures appear in the town square.

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