A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Located in the north of the island of Tenerife, San Cristobal de La Laguna was the first city established in the Canary Islands and to date is the only one to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its colonial architecture, the linear layout of its streets - created in the 15th Century without protective outer walls - and a large pedestrianised shopping area, all combine to give a distinctive feel to this ancient university city, whose historic streets offer visitors an unforgettable experience.
Family walks amongst palaces, churches and convents
What most stands out among La Laguna’s old town is the large number of churches and other historic religious buildings, which offer visitors the chance to enjoy its historical and artistic sites, combined with a stop-off in some of its many tapas bars. Among the buildings open to the public are the neoclassical cathedral, La Iglesia del Cristo, the palaces of Nava and Salazar and the convents of Santa Catalina and of Santa Clara. La Laguna is well worth a visit.
Yes, World Heritage