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Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

(3.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In the morning, shortly after dawn, this place looks magical with refclections of the mountains, buildings and Santa Cruz letter structure in the still water. Good spot for a photo :)  more »
  • We parked in an underground car park that emerged onto the plaza. There was a great craft market. Don't know if it is on daily. We were there on a saturday. There was also a lot of free entertainment ...  more »
  • Many corners (the Castle). The source, the monument to the dead, the cafeteria, the sea... It is sun site carefour but tbn where there is life and movement
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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.