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Plaza de Espana, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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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. Arrange to visit Plaza de Espana and other attractions in Santa Cruz de Tenerife using our Santa Cruz de Tenerife trip itinerary maker.
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  • Adminal Horatio Nelson was so seriously wounded in the battle at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797 in an unsuccessful attempt to conquer the city that he lost his right arm. Remember him and other heroes...  more »
  • It beautiful that is our source and the little use that you give... da penalty go to sc a Sunday and not see to anyone by there... music, markets, people is what makes lack. The stores badly only open when tourists come to the city.
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  • Stopped in the middle of the city. Atmosphere was good weather during the day but quiet shots or taking pictures, raised early on. If in the event even if you may. Local residents were relaxed. Did not see is seen anchored cruise tourists from the cruise port, so what was expected.
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  • It has no elevator, and if you carry heavy, bulky packages is essential
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  • Practically the only place where to park in the area
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