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Sightseeing in Puerto de la Cruz - what to see. Complete travel guide

This is a centuries-old city with rich history. The main difference of Puerto de la Cruz from the neighboring resorts is in the fact it was not intentionally created for tourists. It is home to many local residents, so guests have the opportunity to learn more about lives of the local people and learn new information about their culture.
Puerto-de-la-Cruz can offer two exotic beaches, covered by black volcanic sand to its guests. The beach Playa Jardin is more popular, it is equipped by everything what is needed for … Open
Playa Jardin Beach is one of the main attractions of the resort. The sand here is black because of its volcanic origin. A unique combination of black sand, sparkling in the sun, waves and rich greenery gives the impression of magical mirage. Not far away there is another wonder of nature - a waterfall, which water splashes can be watched for a long time.
Puerto de la Cruz is surely rich in historical monuments. You should definitely make a walk through the main square, Charco, where is located a statue depicting the Virgin Mary. San Felipe Castle is one of the oldest architectural places of interest of the city. Miranda House is, probably, the most famous modern institution. The most popular gift shop of the city is opened in it. However, all art lovers should visit Abaco House, which stores a collection of Museum of Architecture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. In spite of the fact that Puerto-de-la-Cruz is not concerned the hot resort, travelers need to use the anti-sun balsams. Sun is particularly hot on the beach because of the dark … Open
Nuestra Senora de la Pena-de-France Church is one of the most beautiful religious buildings of the city. The oldest botanical garden in the world is also located in Puerto de la Cruz. It was opened in 1788 and here visitors can see more than a thousand types of trees and plants. El Sausal village is the location of the oldest wine store. It is situated next to Museum of Wine and, of course, a tasting room and a great restaurant wait for their visitors. Music lovers should visit the biggest concert hall Fiesta Canaria, which conducts amazingly beautiful shows and concerts. Lovers of nightlife will also not be bored, because this city has many discos, nightclubs and casinos to fit any taste.
Restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz An indispensable point of many excursion programs is Torreon Vintoso ancient tower. It is part of the survived defensive structures. The tower is perfectly preserved until our days. Tourists are offered to climb one of its four balconies to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and its coastal zone. In the immediate vicinity of the tower is located Taoro Park, which is a great place to relax in sweltering heat.
This popular resort will please tourists by wealthy assortment of restaurants and cafes, some gastronomical establishments are more popular. One of the popular restaurants of the city is La … Open
Lovers of nature will be interested in visiting Loro's local park, which is considered a landmark of world significance. It became famous for its huge collection of parrots. Those who visit the park may see the rarest tropical birds, beautiful butterflies, as well as numerous exotic plants. Ideal conditions have been created for them. Visitors are allowed to feed and hold some parrots on their hand. An original Anglican cemetery, which was founded in 1667, is an original historical landmark, as well. Nowadays, it is of great interest from an architectural point of view. Many outstanding political and military figures are buried there. Despite the specificity of the object, it doesn't give that oppressive environment at all. Everyone who is interested in history and ancient architecture will enjoy visiting this place.
Puerto de la Cruz at Night Old fishing harbor is one of the most exciting places for independent walks. Many beautiful old houses have been preserved there. Most of them were built in the 17th century. Each house is a unique architectural monument. Many historical buildings house attractive national restaurants, souvenir shops and handicraft workshops.
Puerto-de-la-Cruz is the oldest resort in Tenerife, it strikingly differs from neighboring beach resorts. The primary number of habitants live exactly here, also there are a lot of important … Open
A few years ago, the opening of a large entertainment complex Lago Martianez was held at the resort. It offers visitors excellent entertainment day and night. Beautiful pools with sea water are considered the main value of the complex. A variety of attractions will be an excellent alternative to ordinary beaches. There is a large casino, various restaurants, and bars on the territory of the center, so visitors can rest and have fun until late at night. In the daytime, this place is just perfect for rest with children.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Puerto de la Cruz
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Joaquín' Canary Islands, 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 36 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Puerto de la Cruz
♥   Natural Park 'Corona Forestal' , 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Teide National Park' , 15.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva Cerdaña' , 33.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 65.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Puerto de la Cruz from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Piramides de Guimar

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Many scientists including Tur Hayerdal disagree with this theory of the appearance of the pyramids. In addition to the rolling stones from the local fields, the lava beds were also used during the construction of the pyramids. The ground was paved carefully before the pyramid was built. And the regular architectural form of the buildings and inexplicably inexplicable: why would you form the pyramids from the stones if you could just pile them up? Today, six ancient pyramids are united in the great complex, on whose territory there are several museums and several excellent recreation areas. Many tourists strive to visit Guimar pyramids on the day of the summer westerly turn to observe the unique phenomenon - the twilight - still a mystery of the strange buildings. … Read further
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