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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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  • Spectacular fountain which simulates a lake in the heart of Santa Cruz. Large, the place becomes apeticible for the navigation of small boats with radio control.
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  • The central square of the city, which, actually, is a park with a small body of water, comfortable benches, tall trees, gaming playground. Also there is a tourist information centre.
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  • Tenerife of Spain square has several seats to enjoy the Sun and good weather. It has several bazaars, shops and restaurants. However, the square is not as pretty as it has been before. Had before gardens, many more seats, and was much more beautiful than it is now. At this time, made a great source that does more than disturbing and subtracting space to what really matters... Comfort and passers-by.
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Google
  • 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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