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From a tourist's perspective, a significant disadvantage is that the commercial port entirely occupies the city's coastline. There is no city beach like the excellent Las Canteras in Las Palmas. Walking on the promenade, you can see almost exclusively cargo ships, containers, cruises, ferries, and there is no romantic feeling, no marina. At least in the city, there are several beautiful parks, cozy streets. This city is more for tourists who know Spanish and stay with locals rather than other tourists. (j.k., December 2020)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Krista photo

Practicals

Transport

Public transport

There is an extensive and well-functioning bus network, plus two tram lines, one of which will take you to the lovely town of La Laguna in about  40 minutes. Not bad. The ticket costs 1.35 Euros. There are various pre-redeemable passes, but for these, you have to buy a 5 Euro-card separately.

It is not enough to buy a ticket; you have to validate it on the tram. If the ticket is - let us say- for 3 PAX, then three times.

Buy a ticket, do not take a risk, as a lot of inspectors are working. Trams run every five minutes during peak hours.


Taxi:

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.00-4.00 Euro - 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.00 €    

Rental car:

Gasoline (1 liter): 1.1 €    

Tenerife - Santa Cruz - public bus - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - tram - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - tram - Krista photo (November, 2020)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - taxis - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - narrow street - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - traffic - p.j. photo

Food

Three-course meal for 2 People in a mid-range restaurant (in 2020): 40 Euro

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - restaurant terrace - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Fried Chicken take away - para llevar - p.e. photo

Shopping

Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa

Calle del Castillo - the main shopping street

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - walking street - Krista photo

Fun

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza Espana - cafe terrace - Krista photo (Novemnber, 2020)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Café Teatro (Calle Bethencourt Alfonso, 4) - Krista photo

Public safety

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - police (Guardia Civil) car - Krista photo

Health

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - COVID-sign in a bar - Forbidden to seat - Krista photo (December 2020)

Others

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - sport complex (Real Club Nautico de Tenerife) with pools, plus yacht port - p.a. photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - idol rocks - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - coastal promenade with evergreen trees - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - street art - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - loggia - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - street art&nature - Krista photo

Background

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - city center - Krista photo

Destination in brief

Population (in 2020): 207,000

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 1100 Euro

Geography

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) or mother-in-law seat - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - orchids - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - the Anaga mountains on the confines of the city - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Flamboyant Tree or Flame Tree (Royal Poinciana) - Krista photo

History

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza Espana - Monument to the Fallen - a Spanish civil war (1936-1939) memorial - m.s. photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Garcia Sanabria Park - The Monument to García Sanabria (Mayor of the city in the 1920s) and the statue of "La Fecundidad" (The Fertility)- Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - This memorial originally commemorated General Franco ( On the neck of the lower angel statue, traces of blood-red paint may be traces of a protest.). In 2011, it was renamed to the more general name "Victory Memorial" - Krista photo

Nowadays

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - old&new - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - walking street - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - walking street - Krista photo (November 2020)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - the transport of domestic waste is free and selective - Kriszta photo

People

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - masks - Krista photo (November, 2020)

Attractions

Old Town

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Old Town - La Concepcion Church (Iglesia de la Concepción) - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Old Town - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Old Town - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Old Town - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Old Town - Krista photo

Churches

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Plaza de España

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza Espana - fountain - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza de Espana - artificial lake with fountain - Krista photo

 Playa de Las Teresitas

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Playa de Las Teresitas - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife -Playa las Teresitas - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Playa las Teresitas - Krista photo (December 2020, Covid-era)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Playa de Las Teresitas - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Playa de Las Teresitas - Krista photo

Auditorio

2020. November update: Closed because of COVID.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Avenue of the Constitution - Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín with the Auditorium Monument - b.i. photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Auditorio - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Auditorio - Krista photo 2

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Auditorio - Krista photo

Squares

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza Weyler (Plaza del General Weyler) - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - La Plaza de 25 de Julio - Krista photo

Parks

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Parque García Sanabria - Krista photo

Rambla

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Rambla - Krista photo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Rambla - Krista photo

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