Museums and Art Galleries in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museums and Art Galleries in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "GPSmyCity: Walks and Articles with Offline Maps" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Santa Cruz de Tenerife Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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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.

Museums and Art Galleries in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries 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: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: Sandra
Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

1) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (must see)

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre is a museum based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It contains many significant archaeological finds and is considered the best repository of objects from the Prehispanic Canary Islands. The museum also houses significant paleontological, botanical, entomological and marine and terrestrial vertebrate collections, in an excellent state of preservation, and is considered the best Natural Library of the Canary Islands. The museum also integrates the Archaeological...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

2) Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (must see)

The Tenerife Space of Arts (TEA) is a building of approximately 20,622 square metres that houses the contemporary museum Óscar Domínguez Institute; the Alejandro Cioranescu Island Library and the Center for Photography Island of Tenerife. In addition, the property has a hall, a restaurant, a shop, a public square, and many offices.

This cultural space, promoted by the Council of Tenerife, is located in the center of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island of Tenerife, on the banks of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Centro de Arte La Recova

3) Centro de Arte La Recova

Centro de Arte La Recova (La Recova Arts Centre) is located in the former market building in the city centre. The building was designed by Manuel de Oraá in 1851. The structure features two identical symmetrical entrances in the main and back facades and a portico gallery that offers the potential of artistic expression. There is also an administration office of the City School of Graphic Arts. Started as a cultural space in 1992, La Recova is a significant arts centre providing display space...   view more
Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes

4) Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes (must see)

The foundation of Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Art) dates back to the end of the 18th century. Today it shares its location on 12 Calle JOSÉ MURPHY with the municipal library that is a repository of the Island's archives and Canarien Literature, next to Plaza del Principe. The classic style building was developed in 1929 according to the plan of architect Eladio Laredo. Its exterior features the busts of prominent people from Tenerife. Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes...   view more
Museo Militar Regional de Canarias

5) Museo Militar Regional de Canarias (must see)

Regional Military Museum is located in the historic Almeida Castle completed in 1884 occupying the Almeida quarter, in the northern part of the city. The museum was founded in 1988 and is one of the best Canarien cartography research centers, and a great depository of armaments and objects invoking the military history of the islands, with respect to the successful defence of the city. The most referred exhibit items are the El Tigre (The Tiger) artillery-type weapon and a scale replica of the...   view more
Sala de Arte Los Lavaderos

6) Sala de Arte Los Lavaderos

Sala de Arte Los Lavaderos (Los Lavaderos Art Gallery) is located at the Hotel Mencey situated at the corner of Calle Pintor Jose Aguia and Calle Carlos Chevilly. This very unpretentious building of 1839 was once a washhouse of the city. The old structure remains intact and its hall makes use of the original basins and its structural features. An open-air interior courtyard is also used for exhibits. The gallery has paintings, sculptures and installations of Canarien artists. They hold about a...   view more

Walking Tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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
Architecture Walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Architecture Walk in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
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

Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Historic Buildings

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