San Cristóbal de La Laguna Travel Guide

  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
    by jorgejuansanchez

San Cristóbal de La Laguna Things to Do

  • Church of the Immaculate Conception

    The Iglesia-Parroquia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de La Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception) is a Catholic church located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain). This church is almost a twin of the Church of the Conception of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It was the first parish was established in Tenerife.The site of...

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  • House of the Corregidor

    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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  • Montanes House

    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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  • Bigot House

    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...

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  • Church and Ex Convent of Santo Domingo...

    An interesting church which dates back from the 17th century.Here you will find Mudejar moulded ceilings,important works of jewellery,as well as Pedro de Guezala's unfinished mural and Mariano de Cossio's fresco.The house next to the church was once a convent,but in the 19th century it became a rectory and then an ecclesiastical jail.Since 2002 it...

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  • Leal Theatre

    This lovely theatre caught my eye as i was walking through the city,unfortunately i didn't have the opportunity to see inside.It was built in 1915 and together with the casino met the needs of the city for much of the 20th century.It has four floors and seating capacity of 1000.Still very much in use today.

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  • Riquel House

    The 18th century house was built by Antonio Raquel de Angulo.The main feature of the front of the building is the doorway section in red sandstone which contains the family coat of arms.The building has changed little over the years,and is considered a typical example of the architecture of the 18th century.

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  • Mesa House

    The house was owned by the Mesa family and was built in the middle of the18th century by Jose Jacinto de Mesa Castilla.The interior has been updated a number of times over the years,although the marble coat of arms of the Mesa family,including the title of Marquis of Casa Hermosa since 1776 remains.The building has been used as a school in the...

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  • Church of Our Lady of the Conception

    This was the first church built on Tenerife.The original parish church which dates back to 1511,had three naves and seven private chapels.The current tower was built at the end of the 17th century.Public access to the top of the tower is allowed and from here you have good views over the city.A charge of 2 euros is made for entry to the church.The...

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San Cristóbal de La Laguna Hotels

  • Laguna Nivaria Hotel

    Very much enjoyed this hotel which is situated in an ideal position for visiting the old part of La...

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  • Hotel Aguere

    C/ La carrera, 55, La Laguna, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Apartamentos Bellevista

    Santa ana,, La Laguna, 81811, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

San Cristóbal de La Laguna Favorites

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    by CDM7 Updated Apr 7, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Entrance to Information Office Canarian Patio
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