Tourism in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Discover what to see and do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is located at the eastern end of the Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a city that has perfectly combined modernity and tradition, nature and urbanism. This municipality, and town capital, is divided in two very different environments, one located near the old Macizo de Anaga slope and the other one located on the southern ramp.

The major part of this municipality is established near the coastal surface as it has 58 shore kms from its total 111 kms. No wonder that Santa Cruz de Tenerife shelters some of the most popular beaches on this island as well as magnific port facilities. The most popular litoral locations are Las Teresitas Beach, Anaga Beach and the César Manrique Maritime Park.

Las Teresitas Beach
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Both its relief and terrain orientation allow Santa Cruz de Tenerife to present a great amount of climate diversity as sunny and dry locations and other humid and cloudy zones.
Even so this climate has a very mild climate with low temperature variations throughout the year having an annual average temperature of 21ºC.

Regarding rainfalls, the most rainy month are usually between october and march being the other ones dry months.

The island capital also has many recreational complexes that offer the best facilities to enjoy a whole day surrounded by nature as, for example, the Anaga Rural Park, the Ensillada Park, the Quebradas Park, the Rosa Sosa Park, the Las Mesas Park and the García Sanabria Park.

This city also offers many cultural and art devoted buildings from which we highlight the Tenerife Auditorium, the TEA Compound (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) with its photograph center, the Los Lavaderos Art Room, the La Recova art centre, the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Nature and Man. Likewise, Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a great amount of monuments, sculptures and interesting squares that you ought to visit in your trip to this city as the: Pedro Schwartz Square, the La Paz Square, Los Patos Square, the Carta Palace and the Cruz de los Caídos Monument. Other must-see locations are the San Juan Bautista Castle, the La Concepción Church and the Casa de la Pólvora.

Tourism in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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The most important festivities are the carnival as the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is one of the most important in the whole Canary Islands. The most relevant celebrations are La Gala where a Queen of the party is elected, la Cabalgata a multicolour serpentine, el Coso where each group exposes the best it has to show and the Entierro de la Sardine the end of the festivity.

Other municipality festivities are the Fiestas de Mayo (May’s festivities) in honor to the city’s foundation, the Fiestas del Carmen in tribute to the patron of the sailors, celebrated on the 16th July, on this festivity a virgin is placed in a boat and strolled along bay’s waters.

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