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The old town of La Orotava

A 16th Century city on the slopes of Mount Teide
Located in the north of the island of Tenerife, La Orotava is one of the oldest towns in the Canary Islands and was founded in the early 16th Century after the Spanish conquest. The town retains a rich heritage which can be seen in its architecture, gardens and customs. La Orotava takes its name from the great valley of Taoro shared with Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz. The town is a gateway to the Teide National Park with its 3,718-metre volcano.
Take a walk through film locations and the Corpus Christi Festival
With its long history, La Orotava is home to many religious and social buildings of great importance. Visitors can see the La Concepción church built in the 18th Century, several stately homes that belonged to wealthy families and la Casa de los Balcones (the House of the Balconies); built in 1632 with its beautiful balcony and patio made of carved wood. This welcoming town is a great place to do some shopping and to enjoy its open air terraces. La Orotava is also home to the annual fiesta of Corpus Christi, when the town’s main streets and squares are lined with carpets of sand and flowers.
Historical heritage
Historic site
Type
Historic quarter
Archeological sites
Public transport
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic bus
Touristic info
Localidad
La Orotava

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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