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The Old Town of Puerto de la Cruz

The oldest tourist destination in the Canary Islands
Located in the north of the island of Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz was one of the first places in the world to attract the burgeoning international tourist trade of the late 18th Century. The former port of La Orotava, it is home to historical sites such as the old customs house (now an art museum) and the area around the plaza del Charco. The San Telmo promenade and the fishing district of La Ranilla, as well as the swimming pools of Lago Martiánez - created by the artist César Manrique in 1977 - situated between the Martiánez and Jardín beaches, are also a must-see.
A popular destination for nature lovers for a peaceful holiday
With its long history of distinguished visitors such as Humboldt or Berthelot and its world famous wines cited in Shakespeare's plays, Puerto de la Cruz now promotes itself as an ideal place for a peaceful holiday. It also has a large range of shops and a reputation for international gastronomy. A cultural tour should include visits to the Anglican church and cemetery and also the churches of la Peña de Francia and San Francisco.
Historical heritage
Historic site
Type
Historic quarter
Public transport
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic bus
Touristic info
Localidad
Puerto de La Cruz

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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