Things to Do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Things to Do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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  • Droopydrawrs52
    Peterborough, UK1,419 contributions
    Really worth going

    The mix of stalls is amazing from meat,cheese,olives ,toys and gifts

    Everyone wore a mask and it was safe

    Stall holders were happy to advise
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • anrov161
    Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
    By far the best part about being in Tenerife! I would come back to Tenerife exclusively for Anaga hiking.

    We were able to get a reservation for the Zona de Exclusión de Monte de Aguirre and it was one of the most amazing hikes I've done in my life. On the drive to this point, there are quite a few nice viewpoints (Mirador de Jardina, Mirador Cruz del Carmen) where you can stop and take pictures if you're lucky with the weather.

    The path itself to the Zona de Exclusion is hidden and a bit hard to find, but it is located between the Pico del Ingles viewpoint and Pico del Ingles path, on the side of the road. If you are able to, I would definitely try to get a reservation either to the Zona de Exclusion or the Enchanted Forest (El Pijaral), but there's other hiking if you don't. It's worth spending the entire day here or more, so try to get the most time you can, but even a half day is worth the visit. I would recommend prioritizing this above the other adventures on Tenerife.
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • IldaI
    22 contributions
    The only Beach where I would lay for sunbathing, If in Teneriffa. And I found it not overcrowded like the beaches in south of Teneriffa.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Colin T
    3 contributions
    Wonderful experience and so glad this was made possible using reclaimed land. This can be a full day out without a problem
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • DR SEET
    Bournemouth, UK153 contributions
    Some might pooh pooh it as unoriginal because it is a scaled down version of a similar design at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia but the architect Santiago Calatrava obviously took into consideration the relatively smaller population of the Canarian capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, when committing it to the draughting board. Its location on the Avenue of the Constitution next to the Atlantic Ocean is nonpareil. Sitting on the terrazza - having an early bird dinner and enjoying both the vista and ocean breezes - is a brilliant prelude to a concert there. The acoustics are as great as the building is iconic.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • Yevgeniya P
    1 contribution
    It was friendly and informative tour. Our guide, Satu, was excellent! She engaged our son in the process. The tour was in English, but our guide also knew some words in our mother tongue, Russian. It was fun!!! We learnt many things about aloe plants. And saw some other fruit trees!!! Really recommend to visit this farm.
    Written February 13, 2022
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  • Doug M
    Wasaga Beach, Canada618 contributions
    While doing the Island tour of Tenerife you must go to see the rain forest at Sendero El Bosque Encantado and drive to see the vegetation in this rain forest the large flowers and the different trees with views around the mountain area it is a great experience
    Written March 21, 2020
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
    We visited this 1958 museum as part of our tour of Santa Cruz. After passing the free entry desk, we proceeded through the halls of the geology, formation and natural history of the Canary Islands. It got very interesting in the hall devoted to the pre-Spanish culture, the Guanches, who are related to the North African Berbers and may have been here since 6,000 BC. Each of the island’s archaeological finds were exhibited to include drawings of how they might have appeared. The best was the mummy room which was under renovation but still available to see the 3rd C figures.
    Written November 22, 2021
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  • Stephen C
    3 contributions
    The whole place was ver good, the staff were all very friendly and spoke some English. There is an excellent diorama and a lot of exhibits.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Gazza87
    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain317 contributions
    A beautifully presented plaza with a large shallow lake where one can bathe ones feet in the centre of town..
    Surrounded by large imposing buildings and a large Holy Cross.
    A pleasant spot where there are cafes restaurants and bars, stores too, all nearby.
    Written March 9, 2021
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  • Piotr H.
    Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
    I spend there an hour because it was raining strongly :( You can find a lot of stores there - clothes, toys for children. There are not so many eating possibilities
    Written March 24, 2020
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  • Dave
    Waterlooville, UK661 contributions
    Great place to stroll with street cafes and bars along the length of the Rambla...well it is a Rambla..
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • KrisD_pl
    Warsaw, Poland7,666 contributions
    Even from outside it was impressive structure. Th ebuidling consists of a series of diagonal lines cutting across different levels. The play of reflections, mix of stone and glass. Worth a look. We didn't get in but it's possible to watch some interiors from the outside. Used as an exhibition ground and education center and has probably more functions.
    Written February 11, 2022
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  • N0emi37
    Gyor, Hungary32 contributions
    We visited Anaga on the first full day of our vacation in Tenerife. We arrived early because our main destination of the day was not this, but Taborno's small hiking trail. We've walked all 3 roads here. (Because trail 3 encompasses them all) It's very nice, the nature is beautiful and well built. It's really short trail, for someone who likes to hike, take long walks in nature it can seem too short.

    The only negativ thing is that there are a lot of people. Even though it wasn't the best time (lot of clouds in the morning, almost raining), there are probably more people at other times. There are signs in several places to stop and watch the nature: see, listen, feel. You cannot really listen to the sounds of nature when people talk everywhere. But this is always the case with the popular tourist destinations. :)

    The longest trail can be easily accomplished in an hour. It is worth going to the village of Taborno after that, where only we were on the hiking path and we had an amazingly beautiful view.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • DR SEET
    Bournemouth, UK153 contributions
    Despite being central, this place is a bit tucked away. You need to cross the Puente Serrador bridge in the direction of the Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa, walk down a flight of stairs on the right to the road below called Calle Aguere, then essentially keep along the bank of the river until you reach the end of the cul de sac where the museum is located. But it is more than interesting a visit and well worth the hike. You will be mesmerised by the elaborate costumes on display, a cornucopia of plumes, sequins, diamanté and rhinestones that is simply eye-catching and also testimony to the creativity of their designers. In separate halls are outfits won by the parade performers (musicians and dancers etc) and the winners of the annual carnival queen (Reina), senior carnival queen and young carnival queen titles, respectively. The row of original posters on the wall, all executed by the luminaries of the Spanish art scene, is a veritable record of art history, encapsulating the zeitgeist associated with the theme of each particular year while simultaneously distilling the unique style and aesthetic vision of each artist. There is also a room where visitors can dress up for photos, adding a touch of levity to a site of significant cultural documentation. What is particularly special are the staff members at the reception who are inspiring in their passion, knowledge and exuberance. Kudos to Nuria Bilbao, Luis Aleman and Kevin de la Rosa for going beyond the call of duty to make our visit such a pleasurable, informative and insightful occasion. They are truly congenial hosts/guides and invaluable assets of the Casa del Carnaval, which will hopefully soon become a major landmark on the itinerary of every tourist in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
    Written May 25, 2022
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