San Cristóbal de La Laguna Travel Guide

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  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
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  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
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    by CDM7 Written Apr 10, 2014

    This is one of the oldest buildings in the city dating back to 1540.Its name recalls the days as the residence of the crown officials (corregidores) who governed from the 16th century.
    Today the building houses the council offices of La Laguna.

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    This house was built in 1746 by Sgt Major Francisco Montanes Machado.It has three floors, including a mezzanine.Its very spacious hallway allowed the passage of carriages and wagons which were unloaded into downstairs storage.
    At the present time it is the headquarters of the Canarian Government's advisory council.

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    According to the inscription on the front,this house was built in 1654 by Claude Bigot,a French merchant who emigrated to the Canaries from Rouen.The design of the house served as a model for other La Laguna homes.Over the years it has been updated,but is still an exceptional building.Most notable feature is the carved wooden gallery that was once a grain store.

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    by CDM7 Updated Apr 7, 2014

    Favorite thing: Always good to know where the information office is when in a strange area,and this one is in part of a mansion which was named after Captain General Deigo de Alvarado Bracamonte who had this property built in the early part of the 17th century.Inside the courtyard with its stone columns is a good example of a so called "Canarian Patio".
    As you enter the large wooden doors go through into the courtyard and turn left,here you will find the information office.Very helpful staff who speak good English and some other languages.
    This building is on Obispo Rey Redondo,which is a two minute walk from Plaza del Adelantado (town square).

    Fondest memory: This is a lovely part of La Laguna with nice restaurants,quaint buildings and virtually traffic free.

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