Discover university town La Laguna in Tenerife while on holiday in villas in Canaries. The university city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is located west of the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and is famous for its medieval architecture and known as the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Due to the town’s altitude of 550 metres above sea level, the weather is on average 4 degrees cooler than in the capital, La Laguna, also benefits from the northern trade winds which bring cool and moist air into the city. Covering a total area of 102 square kilometres, the city has eighteen districts and more than 151 thousand inhabitants.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Stay in one of our villas in Canary Islands on Tenerife and visit La Laguna's tourist areas Bajamar and Punta del Hidalgo with the beautiful beaches on the north coast of the island. The episcopal city of La Laguna at the foot of the mountain has beautiful downtown historic buildings that added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1999. It is recommended that you take a tour in La Laguna and see for example the Plaza del Adelantado with its marble fountain and the residence of Alonso Fernández de Lugo Lius, the conqueror of the Canary Islands.
When self-catering in Spain in La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, you should also visit the birthplace of St. José de Anchieta and other neoclassical buildings. Noteworthy is the theatre in Calle Carrera. The building was closed for a long time and reopened in 2008 in the presence of Crown Prince Felipe. The house Lercaro is a building from the 16th century and here you can also visit the Historical Museum. In the Plaza del Adelantado stands the imposing House of the Nava y Grimón family. Visit the Santo Domingo Church with its beautiful frescoes and the Chapel of San Miguel in the Plaza del Adelantado. Book your holiday rental Spain in La Laguna and discover this fascinating town.
In the Franciscan monastery of San Miguel de las Victorias, the famous figure of Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna from the 15th century can be found. If you book a holiday home Spain in Tenerife on the 14th September, you will be lucky enough to see the procession in honor of the saint. Also while in La Laguna, it is worth a visit to the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. The Sanctuary has after renovation an imposing chancel, which is worth a trip. Book villas in Canaries in Tenerife and discover the world heritage site of La Laguna!