A hamlet in the heart of Anaga Rural Park
The hamlet of Taganana is the main population centre in the Anaga Rural Park. Situated in the southern part of this hugely important nature reserve, in the north-east of Tenerife, Taganana benefits from a beautiful surrounding landscape and gives a true flavour of Tenerife’s oldest villages. In fact, this was one of the first settlements founded by the Spanish conquerors. There are a number of items of great historical value, and two churches - Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the Santa Catalina chapel – are listed buildings.
Cultural and historical jewels
The best way to reach Taganana is from the north via the Las Mercedes forest - one of the oldest in Europe - along the windy road that goes down between the ravines. In the centre of the village you’ll find the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves square, a quiet space where the locals take time out under the Indian laurel trees. The ethnographic value of Taganana has many facets, including the local stone presses and the famous Portugal neighbourhood, an authentic historical jewel.