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Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Landmark
Built in 1929 to replace a 16th-century fortress, Plaza de España serves today as the principal square of the Canary Islands. Surrounded by ornate government buildings and other plazas, and centered upon a giant manmade lake, the square lies directly in the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Admire the plaza’s mountain-ringed backdrop and its monument to the fallen soldiers of the Spanish Civil War. Grab a coffee or a drink at one of the plentiful cafes, or sit down for a meal at one of the surrounding restaurants serving traditional Canary Island seafood. History buffs can visit an underground display providing history and artifacts from the Castillo de San Cristobal that once stood here. Arrange to visit Plaza de España and other attractions in Santa Cruz de Tenerife using our Santa Cruz de Tenerife trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a great place to meet people because it is right in the centre of the city. Close to all activities and a nice place to relax and look at the water, and take a photo with the I love Santa Cruz...  more »
  • The central point of the city. There are concerts and events during weekends. From this point you can have a walk up the street where are shops and coffee bars.  more »
  • Our hotel was next to the Plaza Espana so we spent a fair amount of time there enjoying the many restaurants and shops as well as visiting the underground museum which is free and the information cent...  more »
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  • Inside smells like in a toilete. Staff helpfull.
  • Nice place to hang around on watching tourists and local enjoying a coffee or cold drink.
  • Nice place to have a walk or drink something on the bar right next to the fountain.
  • If you're in the city it's worth visiting.
  • Nice place in the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Must visit.