Monday, 9 May 2011

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This weekend I've been out and about doing a bit of touristy sightseeing. This week I'll let you know what I got up to and if there was anything of interest worth visiting.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island of Tenerife and the political centre for the region of Tenerife which includes the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. It is also the main point of entry for goods and passangers arriving by sea.

The buildings are magnificent, the boutiques are chic and the street cafés are always busy. The historic centre, which also includes a large part of the shops, restaurants, and bars, is pedestrian only. So you can wander around looking up at the beautiful architecture without worrying about getting run over.

Cabildo Isular, Tenerife
The Cabildo Insular de Tenerife is the local government building. The views from the building are exceptional - the sea and port on one side and the city and mountains on the other. I'd probably spend most of my time gazing out the window if I worked here!

I'm sure the flag looks familiar - it's the same as the flag of Scotland!

Plaza de España, SC de Tenerife
The main square, right in front of the Cabildo buidling, is popular with local people and tourists. It is surprisingly calm considering that it is between the main town and the port. But a lovely place to sit in the shade and enjoy an ice-cream!

Hasta pronto!

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