Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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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  • August 19, 2017
    Cute square is worth seeing. Bar that overlooks the beautiful square but dear: 2 croissants + 2 cappuccinos (not good) almost €10
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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice square in a beautiful area of Santa Cruz. Parking nearby and shopping area full of restaurants, shops and museums.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very nice place surrounded by beautiful monuments, floral walls, doors and a children playground nearby
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  • Great place to just chill out, meet the people or get a coffee. You can see there lots of people are sitting which is always sign of well designed public space.
  • It's a beautiful place to rest after a walk around in the city.
  • 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.

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