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Reasons to visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The best things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an architecturally and culturally rich city. And thanks to the beaches, which for most tourists are top of the list of attractions in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the city is a perfect place to spend your summer vacation.

Without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are its beaches, particularly Playa de las Teresitas, an artificial beach made of sand from the Sahara desert, which has become a meeting place for locals and foreigners. Swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a wealth of watersports and other Santa Cruz de Tenerife activities here!

Near this beach is the Castillo de San Andrés, a fortification in the form of circular tower that once served to defend the city from the pirates. The Canary Islands were once a target for plunderers and pirates, so to defend the city, castles and other defensive structures were created. Nowadays, they are open to the public and are popular things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Fuerte de Almeyda and the Castillo de San Cristobal are two examples of these famous Santa Cruz de Tenerife attractions.

Heading downtown and wondering what to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife? You'll find more places like Chicharro Square and Plaza de la Candelaria, which houses the palace, the casino, and the chamber of commerce. While there are plenty of religious things to see in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, there's no shortage of modern architecture, like the twin towers, which at 120 feet high are the the tallest skyscrapers in the city and the Canary Islands. And as for stuff to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for nature lovers, we recommend the Teide National Park and Parque Garcia Sanabria. The latter houses the so-called "flower clock", a gift from the consul of Denmark.

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