Plaza de Espana, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Built in 1929 to replace a 16th-century fortress, Plaza de Espana 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. Before you head to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Santa Cruz de Tenerife planning app , to make sure you see all that Santa Cruz de Tenerife has to offer, including Plaza de Espana.
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  • I went there in August 2016 and it was very hot so the feet in the water in downtown it was great! and in December 2017 it was beautiful with all the lights
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  • Walking around Santa Cruz can be difficult. Very hilly in places and no real directions as what is where. We found a quaint market and a lovely church but unlike most places there does not seem to be ...  more »
  • Visit with family, took a walk around the plaza, nice photos taken. Just one of things to see, nothing spectacular.  more »
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  • Nice & open space with tree-shaded area off to one side with a number of seats around to sit & watch the world go by. Big shallow pool & cafe, with other restaurants across the single, one way road. That's when it's quiet. During fiestas it's reasonable serenity in a maelstrom!
  • Nice point to chill out. They have a small pool with a fountain at the centre. A nice place to sit and relax. The area is surrounded be numerous restaurants of all range. There you can take care of your appetite. At the night the surrounding buildings are lit up with changing lights. Next to the place is a the port of Santa Cruz. Overall a nice place for some relaxing walks.
  • Nice place to walk from Plaza España to Tenerife Port During the evening. You will find places to eat/drink/chill around the area. During the day you are also close to the Castillo Street - for Shopping
  • Excellet Service. More cosmopolitam people visit the place and in general very nice attention. Really satisfactory my visit
  • We had a day here from our cruise on p&o brittania. The weather was nice and sunny. There were plenty of shops, bars and places to eat. However my wife and I was both a little disappointed with Santa Cruz. It just didn't seem a nice place to holiday here....
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