Charming towns in the north of Tenerife

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Charming towns in the north of Tenerife

If you like to enjoy unique landscapes, and nice people, you should visit the charming towns in the north of Tenerife.

In the north of Tenerife they are unique towns, full of history and with nice and happy people that is glad to offer their visitors the most autochthonous history and gastronomy. Come to visit us and you will discover the charming towns in the north of Tenerife.

El Sauzal

The charm of a town with nice views

If something makes the town of El Sauzal unique, above its corners full of charm, is its beautiful panoramic views. Located in the north of Tenerife, over a cliff, all the town is in itself a huge viewpoint from where you can admire a unique view of the Teide surrounded by the valley of La Orotava or the blue sheet of the Atlantic Ocean. Far away from the most touristic routes, El Sauzal is glad to welcome all the people that wants to enjoy the quietness of an inviting nice town.

One of the Best sunsets in Tenerife

The surroundings of the San Pedro Square and its church, the forth one to be built after the conquest, is a good starting point to enjoy El Sauzal. Few meters away from here you will find the viewpoint/park of Los Lavaderos, a small green area of water and plants where you can take a break and stop your watch. And when the sun starts to set, nothing better than to get close to one of its terraces and cafeterias and let yourself be captivated by the magnificent sunset served wit a suggestive cocktail.

Tegueste  

A town declared item of cultural value

Tegueste, in the north of Tenerife and very close to the city of La Laguna, has a historical center declared as item of cultural value. An honor that not all towns can be proud of, but the singularity of this historical and artistic compound has earned this title. Located between ravines and close to the Rural Park of Anaga – natural treasure of Tenerife – this town has become a referent in Tenerife for wine tourism and its rural landscapes looks like a sea of vineyards.

To visit  Wine cellars and to get to know the history of Tegueste

To know the history of this colorful town is to get into their wine tourism proposals. From the office of tourism you can take wine touristic routes, that require previous booking, and that take the public closer to the agricultural landscapes and the wine cellars where you can taste its excellent wines. Tegueste also has a complete network of well signaled pathways that go through the most interesting touristic places, like the foundational nucleus of La Arañita or the ethnographic and interpretation center of the Casa de los Zamoranos.

San Cristobal de La Laguna

A UNESCO world heritage city

In the north of the Island of Tenerife, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, was the first city in the Canary Islands, and has been so far the only one to have been declared as World Heritage by the UNESCO. With Its colonial architecture and linear layout of its streets it was constructed in the XV century without outside protection walls. It has a big commercial pedestrian zone that gives a distinctive seal to this ancient university city. To enjoy its historical streets is an unforgettable experience.

Family trips through palaces, churches and convents  

In its streets and plazas there is an important number of churches and historical buildings that stand out, and thats why La Laguna offers a lot of possibilities to do a historic/artistic visit combined with a route through its typical tapas bars. The buildings that are open to the public are the cathedral, of neoclassic style, the church of El Cristo, the palaces of Nava and Salazar and the convents of Santa Catalina and Santa Clara. La laguna deserves a trip.

The small town of Taganana

A small town in the heart of the Rural Park of Anaga

The small town of Taganana is the main population nucleus inside the Rural Park of Anaga. Located in the south of this natural space of great value, in the northeast of the island of Tenerife, it  doesn’t just has the charming of the landscape that surrounds it, but also the ancient taste of the old towns of Tenerife. In fact, it is one of the first settlements founded by the Castilian conquerors. In Taganana the historical values stand out, supported by two items of great cultural value: the church of  Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the chapel of Santa Catalina

Cultural and patrimonial jewels of Tenerife

We recommend you to access this town by the norther side, through the forest of Las Mercedes – one of the oldest ones in Europe – to get here by the meandering road that descends through the ravines. The center of the town is the square of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, a quiet space where the locals get together in the shadow of the Laurel of Indias. The ethnographic value of Taganana is patent in its wineries excavated in the mountain rocks and in its famous neighborhood of Portugal, an authentic patrimonial jewel.  

towns in the north of Tenerife

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