Architecture Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The streets in the center of Santa Cruz accommodate the wonderful buildings constructed during the last four centuries. They present a variety of styles, architectural forms and colours. The southern extension of the city boasts contemporary futuristic architecture, the best examples of which are Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos and Auditorio of Tenerife. Take a stroll around the city with this self-guided tour to gain unforgettable cultural experience.
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Architecture Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Map

Guide Name: Architecture Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Guide Location: Spain » Santa Cruz de Tenerife (See other walking tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: Sandra
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Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

1) Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos

The Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses, also known as "The Fair Recint" ("Recinto Ferial") was opened in May 1996. The building, covers an area exceeding 40,000 square meters in the sea front of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center in Tenerife. The Great Hall, located on the top floor, took a total of 12,000 square meters, making it the largest covered space in the Canary Islands. This building...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Torres de Santa Cruz

2) Torres de Santa Cruz

The Torres de Santa Cruz is a residential complex composed of the twin towers. They were designed by Canarian architect Julian Valladares, and were built in the period 2004-2006.

The towers reach 120 m high, without the antenna, becoming the highest skyscraper in the Canary Islands, and the tallest residential building in Spain until 2010 (currently occupy third place in the latter category). The Torres de Santa Cruz are also the tallest twin towers in Spain.

The complex consists of twin...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Auditorio of Tenerife

3) Auditorio of Tenerife (must see)

The Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín" (formerly named, but still commonly referred to as, Auditorio de Tenerife), was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.

Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2003. The auditorium was inaugurated on 26 September of that year with the presence of Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias, and was later visited by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The majestic profile of the auditorium has become an architectural symbol of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mercado Nuestra Señora de Africa

4) Mercado Nuestra Señora de Africa (must see)

The market building in Santa Cruz is located a few blocks from Plaza España at Plaza de Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The Mercado Nuestra Señora de Africa (Market of Our Lady of Africa) looks like a castle with the arched entrance, towers, the tall clock tower opposite the entrance and the courtyard. This is the main market of Santa Cruz built in 1942. Its architecture presents a fusion of styles called North African style. There is a central patio inside the building with stalls and a cover...   view more
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Cabildo Insular de Tenerife

5) Cabildo Insular de Tenerife

Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (Presidency of the Canaries Autonomous Government) building is located on the Plaza de España; its other facade faces the port. This impressive building in Neoclassical style was designed by the prominent local architect Jose Enrique Marrero Regalado. Its construction lasted about 5 years and was completed in 1940. The structure featured the four corner towers; the tallest one is a clock tower, 164 feet in height. The main facade has an arched portico, embedded...   view more
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Casino de Tenerife Building

6) Casino de Tenerife Building

This impressive building located in Plaza la Candelaria occupies the whole city block. The design of the Casino de Tenerife Building was developed by Miguel Martín Fernández de la Torre, the local architect who transformed the city. The building architecture invokes a rationalist style that was common in the 1930s. It was completed in 1935. The building is distinguished by its corner tower and its four dissimilar frontages using different combinations of the same structural elements. It houses...   view more
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Circulo de Amistad XII de Enero

7) Circulo de Amistad XII de Enero

This grandiose white-blue edifice is located at the intersection of José Murphy and Ruiz de Padrón streets, adjacent to Plaza del Príncipe. This amazing building planned by Mariano Estanga was completed at the beginning of the 20th century. Its architectural style is Second Empire style of the Canary Islands. The facade is decorated with multiple white sandstone sculptures and small intricate decorations, as well as flags. The images are works of Edouardo Tarquis and Teodmiro Robayna. Circulo...   view more
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Caja General de Ahorros de Canarias

8) Caja General de Ahorros de Canarias

Caja General de Ahorros de Canarias represents the complex of three conjoint buildings of a geometrical plan that occupy the spacious area near Plaza del Príncipe, in the center of Santa Cruz. This is the headquarters of CajaCanarias, a Spanish savings bank established in 1984, the first financial institution in the Canary Islands. The structure was completed in 1998 and was designed by Jose Angel Dominguez Anadon, Franciso Artengo Rufino and Carlos Schwartz Perez, the authors of many Canarien...   view more
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Templo Masónico

9) Templo Masónico

This refined building was constructed at the turn of the 20th century for use by the Masonic lodge. Now it belongs to Town hall. The Temple is located halfway down San Lucas Street. The figures of two sphinxes guard the entrance. The facades feature Egyptian motifs symbolism, a massive triangular pediment, two etched columns near the entrance and an entrance door with carved geometric patterns. It is regarded as one of the major Masonic temples in the...   view more
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Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

10) Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Town Hall of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is accommodated in the building that is named Palacio de los Dragos as there are a couple of perennial drago trees at the entrance. This palace, built at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the four public administration establishments in the capital. This Neoclassic building has a three-arched portico crowned with the balcony and a classical pediment centered roof balustrade. This imposing hall is located on Calle Viera Y Clavijo, one block from...   view more

Walking Tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The cosmopolitan capital of Tenerife enjoys invaluable tourist activity and provides an outstanding sightseeing experience for those looking for impressive architecture, interesting museums and and peaceful gardens. There is plenty to choose from. The city contains many pieces of sculpture and fountains. These are found everywhere and they highlight the beauty of the city’s landscapes. Check out Santa Cruz’s significant attractions included in this self-guided walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Historic Buildings

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife provides history enthusiasts with many sites located in the city’s historic center for perfect sightseeing. Grand Guimera Theater, Parroquia de la Concepcion, Palacio de Carta and other gems are among them. The Tenerife capital preserved its structures in magnificent condition. The tour also includes the earliest Tenerife fortification structures on the shore, which date back to the 17th century.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Museums and Art Galleries in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museums and Art Galleries in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city, features a variety and multiplicity of museums and art establishments. These reflect the history and heritage of Tenerife Island. Museum of Nature and Man, Museo Municipal de Bellas artes, Museo Militar Regional de Canarias and TEA are world renowned. Explore the popular tourist attractions in their own right with this self-guided walk.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km