Mother Nature made part of the island her own. She created a spectacular volcanic land of incalculable value. She gave us sun, Mount Teide, the laurel forests, beaches... and then, man took care of the rest. Tenerife boasts a cultural heritage on a par with its natural beauty which, in combination, create the complete holiday destination.
Cultural features on the island that you can enjoy on foot are the historic areas of its cities and towns. That of La Laguna is a Unesco World Heritage Site; that of Garachico has been awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts; that of La Orotava is an acknowledged Historical Artistic Site, and that of Icod de los Vinos, a site of Cultural Interest.
These and many other examples perfectly illustrate the Canary Islands’ rich architectural traditions, where the typical wooden balconies - usually made of pitch pine - stand out for their intricately beautiful carvings. There’s never sufficient time to fully admire each town’s churches, convents, historic buildings, plazas, fountains, palaces…
In addition to these edifices, some of which date back over 400 years, Tenerife is also renowned for its avant-garde architecture. Santiago Calatrava has left his mark on such buildings as the Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium and the International Trade Fair and Conference Centre. Its curved lines and open spaces have become icons within the works of this international figure from Valencia.
The prestigious Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron have also left their creative mark on the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) arts centre, and the remodelling of the centrally located Plaza de España de Santa Cruz, whose original creations include vertical gardens and delicate teardrop-shaped lamps.
Indeed, the entire Island is a reflection of unforgettable culture and heritage to make your stay among us a truly wonderful experience.