Although it is known as “La Laguna” it is actually called San Cristóbal de La Laguna but that does not matter if we say that it is a city of Tenerife declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco for representing an example in a very good state of conservation of a colonial city not walled, which can be seen in its attractive buildings with large courtyards that transport us in time.
The capital of Tenerife
Until 1723 La Laguna was the capital of Tenerife, which gave it its much more developed appearance in its spacious buildings where each one tells a story , as is the case of the most important such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies, the House del Corregidor, the old Cabildo or the Convent of Santa Catalina.
Historical and cultural attraction
The buildings that are of historical and cultural attraction and that arrive nothing more and nothing less than almost 600 are worthy of being visited but taking a tour that includes everyone could be a marathon activity if it were not because every day starts from the Church of Our Lady of the Conception a free guided tour in which for about two hours they detail each of the most important aspects and it is allowed to enter to see and hear stories of the courtyards and houses of this beautiful city of the island of Tenerife .
Perhaps the most attractive thing for those who decide to visit La Laguna in Tenerife is not only to enter one of its buildings, but to see everything as a whole and walk through some of its streets where vehicles are almost not circulating and allows us to appreciate more peacefully the route Original city that dates from the fifteenth century and still remains intact.
How to get there
Getting to La Laguna is not difficult because it is located in the north of the island of Tenerife, just 11 kilometers from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and we must take the TF-5 road. In case of going by public transport, the Titsa buses leave every 20 minutes from the Guaguas station.
If we are going to visit Tenerife we cannot stop going to La Laguna, contemplate its buildings, feel its fresh air and its warm sun and, why not, think that we have traveled 500 years ago every time we enter the courtyards of those mansions where You feel calm and breathe history.