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New scenario after COVID-19

New scenario after COVID-19

Santiago Rodríguez, president of #CITPuertodelaCruz and its Board of Directors decide to work already in a new scenario after the COVID-19. Our organization considers that it is time to make a greater effort in creativity so that Puerto de la Cruz continues to offer...

General Membership Meeting 2020

General Membership Meeting 2020

Announcement for CIT Associates. Dear Associates, You are hereby summoned, in accordance with Article 8 of the Statutes of our Center for Initiatives and Tourism of Puerto de la Cruz, to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS to be held on February 14th, 2020, at the Hotel...

VI Festival Puerto de la Cruz en Flor

VI Festival Puerto de la Cruz en Flor

Nuestra ciudad turística celebrará del 15 al 21 de octubre la VI edición del Festival Puerto de la Cruz en Flor, organizado por el Centro de Iniciativas y Turismo y el Ayuntamiento portuense. La iniciativa, de carácter bienal, se viene...

Concert of  Santa Lucía 2017

Concert of Santa Lucía 2017

El próximo día 13 de diciembre a las 20:00 horas en la Iglesia de la Peña de Francia celebraremos el Concierto de Santa Lucía con los alumnos del Coro Juvenil David Goldsmith.

Escritores españoles de género negro e investigación

Escritores españoles de género negro e investigación

Desde 2007 y cada dos años, Puerto de la Cruz ha seguido rememorado la estancia de Agatha Christie en la ciudad, días en los que se inspiró para escribir “El hombre del Mar”, uno de los episodios de el libro “El Misterioso Mister Quin”. Durante la semana del 6 al 12...

Agatha Christie, la reina del Crimen

Agatha Christie, la reina del Crimen

'No estoy de acuerdo con quien piense que sitúo muy bajo la escritura creativa. La creatividad se demuestra de muchas formas: bordando, cocinando platos especiales, dibujando y esculpiendo, componiendo música y escribiendo libros y cuentos. La única diferencia es que...

Asesinato en el Orient Express

Asesinato en el Orient Express

"Asesinato en el Orient Express" estreno de la nueva película en noviembre. Del 6 al 12, Festival Agatha Christie en Puerto de la Cruz http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3402236/videoplayer/vi1039448345

Castillo San Felipe. [Saint Philip’s Castle]

Castillo San Felipe. [Saint Philip’s Castle]

On a site next to Playa Jardin, this is a colonial-type fort built in the XVIIth Century to defend the Old Harbour from corsairs and pirates. It is one of the four forts which formerly defended the town. The fortress represents the town’s most important defensive...

The Coastal Path

The Coastal Path

Near the Hotel Semiramis in the La Paz housing estate is where an old footpath starts. It runs along the Yeoward coast, goes under the Main East Road via a tunnel, crosses the La Arena barranco and leads to the lovely, black sand beach at El Bollullo. The path leads...

San Telmo [Saint Telmo]

San Telmo [Saint Telmo]

The San Telmo promenade is a picturesque pedestrian promenade along the very edge of the shore, lined with shops. It gives access to a cove of the same name, with natural sea-water swimming pools and is one of the preferred bathing areas among the locals. One end of...

Plaza del Charco. [Pool Square]

Plaza del Charco. [Pool Square]

This is the nerve-centre , the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, the place where the visitor gets a feel for the pulse of our busy, cosmopolitan town. Its construction cannot be dated with any precision. As an open space for meeting it existed from the earliest times, but...

Square of  Víctor Pérez

Square of Víctor Pérez

Es la más pequeña y la más recoleta de las plazas del centro urbano portuense. Situada en frente de la iglesia de San Francisco y la ermita de San Juan, fue construida en 1904 en honor al médico que se distinguió entre los principales promotores del Gran Hotel Taoro,...

Plaza de la Iglesia [Church Plaza]

Plaza de la Iglesia [Church Plaza]

Church Plaza opens before the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia [Our Lady of the Peña de Francia –named after a mountain shrine in Mainland Spain]. Previously it was called Fountain Square. Traditionally it can boast of having the best tended...

Plaza de Europa. [Europe Square]

Plaza de Europa. [Europe Square]

This public plaza , inaugurated in 1992, covers 5,000 sq metres and has two storeys of public parking spaces underground. Half a dozen authentic cannon from the XVIII and XIXth Centuries, handed over by the Ministry of Defence and the Canary Military Command, enhance...

Playa Jardín de Punta Brava

Playa Jardín de Punta Brava

Este maravilloso espacio costero, fruto de una obra pública de reacondicionamiento del litoral, terminada en 1993, comienza a la altura del Castillo San Felipe y enlaza con el barrio de Punta Brava. Es un conjunto de playas de arena negra volcánica cuyo entorno de...

The Martiánez Beach

The Martiánez Beach

This is Puerto’s traditional bathing beach, and the centre of the tourist boom which the town underwent in the 1960s. Also known as La Barranquera, being the mouth of the Martiánez barranco, this is a natural beach of black volcanic sand, protected in part by an...

Paseo de las Palmeras [the Palm Tree Promenade]

Paseo de las Palmeras [the Palm Tree Promenade]

The popular Paseo de Las Palmeras is a unique pedestrian walk flanked by a double file of hundred-year-old Canary palms which runs for some 300 metres parallel to the last stretch of the Martiánez barranco. This walk and the two traffic lanes which run on either side...

Paseo de Colón [The Columbus’ Promenade]

Paseo de Colón [The Columbus’ Promenade]

This seaside promenade, now pedestrian, symbolises the great urban and tourist development which the town underwent in the 1960s. From this time dates the typical scene of Lázaro the Camel Man, who took tourists for a ride on the backs of his three Fuerteventura...

Parque Taoro. [Taoro Park]

Parque Taoro. [Taoro Park]

In the centre of Puerto de la Cruz is a promontory – in olden days called Misery Mount, as it is a volcanic badland – from where one gets the best view of the whole town. This green lung is the Taoro Park which in other times was a residential area for Puerto’s select...

Ventoso Mansion

Ventoso Mansion

One of the best preserved architectural ensembles from the XVIIIth Century, and whose elements demonstrate the splendour of that age in the town, can be seen in Iriarte Street. On one side, next to the Plaza Concejil stands the Ventoso Mansion, which for many years...

Museo Arqueológico Municipal [Municipal Archaeological Museum]

Museo Arqueológico Municipal [Municipal Archaeological Museum]

This opened to the public in 1991 in El Lomo street, and is one of the foremost cultural centres in the north of Tenerife. It is located in a large, traditional Canary house from the XIXth Century in the harbour area , acquired and restored by the Town Council in...

Fishing Harbour

Fishing Harbour

Despite its name, in all its history Puerto de la Cruz has never had a harbour worthy of the name. What is known as the old harbour was built shortly after the Conquest of the Island at the mouth of the San Felipe barranco, where now the splendid Playa Jardín [Garden...

La Paz Viewpoint

La Paz Viewpoint

This is one of the most spectacular viewpoints on the Island. Situated on the very edge of the Martiánez cliffs, it gives a panoramic view over the new part of Puerto de la Cruz and especially of the Martiánez beach and the Martiánez Complex , as well as part of the...

Loro Parque. [the Parrot Park]

Loro Parque. [the Parrot Park]

Famous worldwide, this theme park is one of the most-visited places on the Island. It started in 1972 with a little parrot show and three decades later it has become one of Puerto de la Cruz’ and Tenerife’s most important tourist attractions. The Loro Parque possesses...

Las Lonjas[Fishmarket]

Las Lonjas[Fishmarket]

The small pedestrian street of Las Lonjas is one of the most picturesque corners of Puerto de la Cruz, with a flavour of by-gone days. Its cobbles lead from the area around the Town Hall to the harbour. Its name is derived from the market which supplied the town with...

La Chercha

La Chercha

Es el nombre popular con que se conoce al cementerio protestante. ‘Chercha’ es una derivación de la palabra inglesa church (iglesia). Su construcción data de 1676, lo que da idea de la importancia y tradición de la colonia extranjera en este municipio. Fue el primer...

The Old Gardens at Martiánez

The Old Gardens at Martiánez

In the last few years the Town Council has turned the Old Martiánez Garden into an open public place. This charming, evocative park, distinguished by three enormous laurel trees, belonged in the past to the old Martiánez Hotel. It still retains the old fountain stone...

Sitio Litre Garden

Sitio Litre Garden

The history of this marvellous hacienda, one of the oldest on the Island, goes back to the XVIIIth Century. The house was built in 1730 and for 44 years was a Convent. Its present name comes from its first proprietor Archibald Little who bought the holding in 1774,...

The Botanical and Acclimatisation Garden

The Botanical and Acclimatisation Garden

On the road out of town we have one of our historical and cultural gems , a product of the Spanish Enlightenment. The Botanical and Acclimatisation Garden of La Orotava was created in1792 by the Marqués de Villanueva del Prado on the orders of King Carlos III to...

Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia

Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia

The growth of the town’s population and economy over the XVIIth Century was to permit the building of the present Parish Church on the site previously occupied by a chapel. The works, finished in 1697, were carried out thanks to the donations of the parishioners, the...

The Anglican Church

The Anglican Church

All Saints Anglican Church is in the Taoro Park and is yet another reminder of the considerable English community which established itself in this area of town in the XIXth Century. The church is built in English neo-Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on 7th...

Marquesa Hotel

Marquesa Hotel

Es uno de los hoteles más antiguos de la ciudad. La casona canaria que lo alberga, y que conserva en gran parte su estructura original, se construyó en 1712 como sede de las Casas Principales o casa solariega de la familia Valois-Cólogan. En esta casa se alojaron...