La Orotava Travel Guide

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    Interior Liceo Tahoro
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La Orotava Things to Do

  • Drago tree

    Not as impressive as the large drago tree you can see on the island that is a tourist attraction in itself but nevertheless impressive to find such a tree in a medium size town. You can see the tree from the elevated section of the road near Plaza de la Constiticion.

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  • Coloured Houses

    The town map for visitors describes the streets around the Le Concepcion as the 'streets of coloured houses'. These are indeed very picturesque and wonderful just to wander through. Illustrated by the photos below.

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  • Plaza Patricio Garcia

    The most beautiful square in the town best approached up a long line of steps with flowers at their side from below the square. You can of course approach from the main town side. Here you will find the La Concepcion church ( see separate tip) and the statue dedicated to the flower carpets (see separate tip). This is a beautiful square with seating...

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  • Jardines del Marquesado de la Quinta...

    The Jardín Victoria (Victoria Garden), also known as the Jardines del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja, is a recreational green area with many walking paths amid trees and flowers. Here is also the Carrara Marble Mausoleum, designed by French architect Adolph Coquet in 1882, who built this intricate tomb for the freemason Marqués de la Quinta Roja....

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  • Iglesia de San Agustín

    On the plaza's northeastern side is the Iglesia de San Agustín, a simple church with a pretty wooden ceiling. One of many baroque style churches, this ex-Convent of Nuestra Señora de Gracia takes pride of place overlooking the Plaza de la Constitución . Built in 1671, the church is renown for its crossed moulded ceiling, aesthetic reredos and...

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  • The Town Hall

    A very ornate town hall with a beautiful plaza in front of it. Stand on the steps leading to the town hall door for a panoramic view of the town and valley below.The City of La Orotava is the institution that is responsible for governing of the village and the municipality of La Orotava ( Canary Islands , Spain ). It was built in 1895.

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  • Plaza de la Constatucion

    The main square in the town and as the photos show quite pretty with tree lined walk ways and some cafes with outside seating. The only bank we saw in the town was here and this was a pleasant place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.

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  • Liceo Tahoro

    A beautiful large house with wonderful tiered gardens - we had no idea what the building was and no one in the building spoke English but they did indicate we could have lunch there.On return to England it seems this is a private club with free access to the terrace, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the valley.Worth seeing for the...

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  • Church of La Concepcion

    The Church of La Concepcion is located at Calle Tomás Pérez. It is the best example of Baroque construction in the Canary Islands. It is also called the Basilica of La Orotava. It was started as a chapel in 1503 by the Bishop Diego de Muros. In the 17th century there were several modifications to the church. There are two bell towers that measure...

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La Orotava Restaurants

  • Don't miss out on the food

    It is a nice little bar with restaurant which serves very good and fresh local dishes. The menu is different almost every day, so you can come back as often as you want to try everything they have. The fish croquetas are very very good, and very very fresh.

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  • Restaurant and pastries: Taoro

    There is one of the oldest restaurants in la Orotava. You can taste good Canarian dishes with reasonable prices. There is also a good cake shop where locals usually buy pastries on Sunday.Taoro was one of the nine menceyatos located in today's La Orotava which divided Tenerife in which after the death of great mencey Tinerfe, Taoro became...

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