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.