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 the “battlements” of this urban monument which takes the shape of a fortified balcony overlooking the sea. The Orotava architect Luis García Mesa took his inspiration from the ancient fortifications which defended the Islands. The name given to the Plaza, which is rimmed by a splendid promenade, is in recognition of Puerto de la Cruz’ European tradition.