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The mansion was built in 1730 and it seems was originally the headquarters and wine cellars of a Dutch wine exporting company.
In 1774 it was purchased by a Mr.Archibald Little a British merchant whose family owned the house until 1854 (thereby the...more
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Camino Sitio Litre, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Located on a steep hill and practically invisible among other fenced houses, resulting in many tourists inability to quickly locate it. Hidden in the hills of town, it is better to get to this gem by taxi, which are surprisingly cheap there.
The entrance ticket...More
After one failed attempt to locate the orchid gardens (of the Sitio Litre) we stumbled upon it one morning. It was a hot day and the small, but lovely little oasis is just what we needed to pause and contemplate in comparative calm. It was...More
Like any plant lover you'll only 'appreciate' this garden if you visit at the wrong time, but you'll 'adore' it if everything is out when you visit. For us it was just right.Yes, it's a bit rusty round the edges but so many well established...More
At 4,75€ it was a bit pricey for the size of the garden but there is a cafe and quite a bit of history to learn about the garden and the mansion. The orchids were beautiful but there was also a 600 year old dragon...More
I loved these gardens. Came across them by accident. A haven of tranquillity and calmness. These gardens inspired me to do something with my little garden. Agatha Christie came here once and was inspired to write a book. There is a 600 year old dragon...More
It takes a hill and some steps to reach the orchid garden, from the main tourist area.
Lovely pond with koi carp as you enter. Not a huge place. Was a little disappointed that the orchids, although nice, were all in pots. Expected them to...More
During our stay, we visited a few gardens. This was the most expensive (just under €5 pp) and by far the smallest.
The gardens are nice enough (several potted orchids, carp pond, an impressive draco tree), but, given the choice, you'd be better off visiting...More
The historical splendour, colour and beauty of the mansion and gardens of Sitio Litre are simply breathtaking and a must to visit especially for those of you who enjoy and appreciate the design and creativity of special gardens, of which these are.
The colonial style...More