23 Apr La Orotava
La Orotava, a visit that we absolutely cannot miss either from the historical aspect of the island or from the charm emanating from this town of about 42,000 inhabitants suspended between sea and hills.
The streets of the town are a succession of buildings of great historical value and locations representing strong connotations of Canarian Baroque such as Casa Los Balcones, (artistically known as Casa Fonseca) and Casa Lercaro.
A remarkable architectural value is represented by the European University of the Canaries.
The Valley of La Orotava has always been characterized by the impressive landscape crowned by the Teide, and by the abundance of water, the wonderful gardens and the decidedly pleasant climate, although very different from that of the south of the island.
It boasts countless protected natural areas, such as part of the Teide National Park and the Corona Forestal Nature Park, the Pinoleris Nature Reserve and the protected area of La Resbala without counting the myriad of gardens, between public and private that crowd many of them corners.
The typical wooden balconies, which decorate the facades of traditional houses, the carpets of flowers and volcanic soil that are held every year in La Orotava on the occasion of the celebration of Corpus Christi and the traditional Holy Week, are very famous. since the seventeenth century.
Not to be missed we list some other elements of La Orotava of sure interest:
- The Church of Calvary, where the image of San Isidro is kept (patron saint of the city) and Santa Maria Virgen de la Cabeza
- La Iglesia de San Augustin, part of an ancient monastery, and Plaza de la Consitituición
- Jardines Victoria, beautiful gardens that host various events throughout the year
- Liceo Tahoro, a private club with access to the terrace, from which you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the valley
- Latin American Craft Museum in a 17th century convent with a beautiful collection of handicrafts such as ceramics, glass and embroidery resulting from the crossover of manufacturing cultures between the Canaries and South American countries
- La Iglesia de Santo Domingo and Convent of San Benito Abad
- Pueblo Chico, theme park that represents monuments, natural and historical areas scattered in the Canary Islands. Models, made in 1:25 scale, reproduce landscapes, historic buildings, art and technology, as well as specific features of the precious local nature.
- Las Cañadas del Teide: a place where one has the impression of being beyond the planet, from the vegetation and unique geographic position. Numerous films and TV commercials have been shot in his landscapes.
Hotel and apartments to report in the city and nearby:
Businesses and professionals in the municipality of La Orotava