Los Baldios Sightseeing Guide

Los Baldios in Canary Islands (region) is a city in Spain - about 1,093 mi (or 1,758 km) South-West of Madrid, the country's capital. To learn more about Los Baldios in general, check the Los Baldios destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

30 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Assault on Cadiz (1797)

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Assault on Cadiz was a part of a protracted naval blockade of the Spanish port of Cadiz by the Royal Navy, which comprised the siege and the shelling of the city as well as an amphibious assault on the port itself from June to July 1797. After the battle of Cape Saint Vincent the British fleet led by Lord Jervis and Sir Horatio Nelson had appeared in the Gulf of Cadiz. During the first days of June the city was bombarded, but causing slight damage to the Spanish batteries, navy and city. Nelson's objective was to force the Spanish admiral Jose Mazarredo to leave the harbour with the Spanish fleet. Mazarredo prepared an intelligent response and the Spaniards began to build gunboats and small ships to protect the entrance of the harbour from the British. By the first days of July, after a series of failed attacks led by Rear-Admiral Nelson, and with the British ships taking huge fire from the Spanish forts and batteries, the British withdraw and the siege was lifted. The naval blockade, however, lasted until 1802. “ The Blockade of Cadiz has been and is the completist thing in Naval History. ” —Admiral Sir John Jervis to Evan Nepean, 21 May 1797

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  • 1797 in Europe
  • Blockades
  • Cadiz
  • Conflicts in 1797
  • History of Spain
  • Naval battles involving Great Britain
  • Naval battles involving Spain
  • Naval battles of the French Revolutionary Wars

Auditorio de Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín" (formerly named, but still commonly referred to as, Auditorio de Tenerife), was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls. It is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2003. The auditorium was inaugurated on 26 September of that year with the presence of Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias, and was later visited by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The building is framed within the tenets of late-modern architecture of the late 20th century. The majestic profile of the auditorium has become an architectural symbol of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It is also regarded as the finest modern building in the Canary Islands and one of the most emblematic buildings of Spanish architecture. In March 2008, it was included by the post office in a set of six stamps depicting the most emblematic works of Spanish architecture. It is one of the major attractions of Tenerife and home to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra).

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  • Buildings and structures completed in 2003
  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Canarian culture
  • Concrete shell structures
  • Event venues established in 2003
  • Expressionist architecture
  • Lattice shell structures
  • Music venues in Spain
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Santiago Calatrava structures
  • Spanish art
  • Visitor attractions in Tenerife

Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1657)

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was a military operation in the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–1660) in which an English fleet under Admiral Robert Blake attacked a Spanish treasure fleet that had already landed the treasure at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. Most of the Spanish merchantmen were scuttled and the remainder were burnt by the English.

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  • 1657 in Europe
  • Battles involving England
  • Battles involving Spain
  • Conflicts in 1657
  • History of the Canary Islands

Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797)

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was an amphibious assault by the Royal Navy on the Spanish port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Launched by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson on 22 July 1797, the assault was defeated, and on 25 July the remains of the landing party withdrew under a truce with the loss of several hundred casualties. Nelson himself had been wounded in the arm, which was subsequently partially amputated: a stigma that he carried to his grave as a constant reminder of his failure.

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  • 1797 in Spain
  • Conflicts in 1797
  • History of the Canary Islands
  • Naval battles involving Great Britain
  • Naval battles involving Spain
  • Naval battles of the French Revolutionary Wars

Canarian Parliament

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Canarian Parliament is the regional legislature of the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. The Parliament has sixty members, elected every four years. The parliament is based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, one of the Canaries' two capitals. e • d Summary of the 22 May 2011 Canarian Parliament election results Party Ideology Votes Vote % Seats Seats ± People's Party Liberal conservatism 288,807 31.84 21 +6 Canarian Coalition Canarian nationalism, Liberalism 225,757 24.89 21 +2 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party Social democracy 190,310 20.98 15 –11 New Canaries Canarian nationalism 82,318 9.08 3 +3 Agrupación Herreña Independiente Canarian nationalism 2,163 0.24 1 -1 Alternative, Yes You Can for Tenerife Socialism 19,372 2.14 0 N/A Canarian Greens Green politics 18,777 2.07 0 ±0 Others 56,392 6.40 0 N/A Total (turnout 61.21%) 881,733 100 60 – ^A Compared to CC–PNC and CC–AHI Source: El Pais ^B In Coalition with Canarian Coalition This box: viewtalkedit

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  • Legislatures of the Spanish Autonomous Communities
  • Politics of the Canary Islands

Cathedral of La Laguna

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna or Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Santa Iglesia Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Laguna in Spanish) is a Catholic cathedral in Tenerife, Spain. Begun in 1904 and completed in 1915, it is dedicated to the Virgin of Los Remedios (patron of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna). This is one of the most important temples of the Canary Islands. Located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. In this temple lie the remains of Alonso Fernandez de Lugo, conqueror of the island and founder of the city. The cathedral is located in the historic center of the city of La Laguna, declared World Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO. Styles of the cathedral: Neoclassical, Neo-Gothic and Renaissance. Every year the statue of Cristo de La Laguna is carried in a solemn procession to the cathedral where he stayed a few days before returning to its sanctuary also located in this city.

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  • Cathedrals in Spain
  • Churches in Tenerife
  • Roman Catholic Church in the Canary Islands
  • Roman Catholic churches completed in 1915
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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The Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses, also known as "The Fair Recint" ("Recinto Ferial") was opened in May 1996. The building, covers an area exceeding 40,000 square meters in the sea front of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Is in close proximity to other venues such as the Parque Marítimo César Manrique, the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Palmetum. This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center in Tenerife. The Great Hall, located on the top floor, took a total of 12,000 square meters, making it the largest covered space in the Canary Islands. This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center Tenerife. The complex was designed by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava is configured as a multipurpose building that can host major fairs, exhibitions and conferences that take place on the island of Tenerife. After its opening in it have developed all kinds of events: trade shows (food, computers, agriculture, recreation, etc. ), Music concerts, contests and gala carnival, congresses, seminars, art exhibitions, TV shows, fashion, and a multitude of activities.

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  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Santiago Calatrava structures
  • Visitor attractions in Tenerife

El Rosario, Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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El Rosario is a municipality of the northeastern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands. The city is also a suburban area of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife area. The seat of the municipality is La Esperanza, located in the mountains to the west. The population is 15,542, its density is 390.99/km² and the area is 39.42 km². El Rosario is linked with the old highway linking Abona and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the TF1 superhighway and is linked with the TF2 to the north. Its economy consists of business, tourism, and some agriculture. Tourism is less common than on its coastline and in the two large cities on Tenerife. The urban area dominates the coastline. There are farmlands in valley areas and the mountains with grasslands and some forests to the west.

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Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez also Estadio de Tenerife is a multi-purpose stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of CD Tenerife. The stadium holds about 22,000. It has pitch dimensions of 107 x 70 meters, which makes it the largest football stadium in the Canary Islands. Calle H.R. Lopez in Santa Cruz is the street bordering the west side of the stadium. Avenida San Sebastian borders the grounds to the north, Calle Gongara borders it to the east, and Calle La Mutine borders it to the south.

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  • CD Tenerife
  • Football venues in Spain
  • Multi-purpose stadiums in Spain
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Sports venues in the Canary Islands

Güímar

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Güímar is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province). The municipality is located in the southeastern end of the island, and extends for 1,029 square kilometers from the mountainous interior to the beaches on the Atlantic, and borders the municipalities of La Orotava, Arafo, and Fasnia. Its estimated population is 15,271. It is linked with the TF1 Motorway superhighway and has an interchange near and is also linked with the old highway linking Arona and Santa Cruz City,which it is also a suburb of and is one of the southernmost. The municipality is famous for its Guanche Pyramids. Also, a portion of its volcanic landscape has been set aside as the Reserva Natural del Malpaís de Güímar, its highest point being Montaña Grande. It is also in place the Barranco de Badajoz.

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Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria or University Hospital of the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria is an advanced hospital in Tenerife. Located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Affiliated with the Servicio Canario de la Salud. The hospital has specialist facilities which not only serve Tenerife but the surrounding Canary Islands. The hospital adopted the name of the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria. It is near the Hospital Universitario de Canarias, a referral hospital in some specialties in Spain.

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  • Hospitals established in 1971
  • Hospitals in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Hospital Universitario de Canarias

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Hospital Universitario de Canarias or University Hospital of the Canary Islands is an advanced hospital in Tenerife. Located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Affiliated with the education and research network of the Universidad de La Laguna it is under the directive of the Servicio Canario de Salud (Canary Health Service). The hospital has specialist facilities which not only serve Tenerife but the surrounding Canary Islands. It is near the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, a referral hospital in some specialties in Spain.

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  • Hospitals established in 1971
  • Hospitals in Tenerife
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Iglesia de la Concepción (San Cristóbal de La Laguna)

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Iglesia-Parroquia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de La Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception) is a Catholic church located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. This church is almost a twin of the Church of the Conception of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It was the first parish was established in Tenerife. The site of the church was established by the conqueror Alonso Fernández de Lugo after the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi in 1496. The Church of the Conception was founded in 1511. Today people can climb the tower to view much of the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The Church of the Conception was declared of a site of cultural interest, specifically in the category of Monument in 1948. Inside the temple is the miraculous oil of St. John the Evangelist, the icon miraculously sweat during a Black Death in 1648, after this miracle the disease disappeared from the island. Outside the temple next to the entrance door is the Monument to Pope John Paul II, polish sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj representing the pontiff blessed with two children dressed in traditional costumes of the Canary Islands. The statue was brought from Poland and was blessed by the Bishop of Tenerife, Bernardo Álvarez Afonso and the archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Santos Abril y Castelló.

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  • Churches in Tenerife
  • Religious buildings completed in 1511
  • Roman Catholic Church in the Canary Islands
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Intercambiador

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Intercambiador (aka Tenerife Transport Interchange) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of Tenerife, combines the main station of the TITSA public bus service with parking for private vehicles and access to trams. The station was opened on 17 June 2006. It is located on Avenida Tres de Mayo in the centre of Santa Cruz. The facility is a major, six-level Park-and-Ride that with an area of 66,235 square metres. There are 1,416 private vehicle spaces, and the Interchange accommodates nine million passengers a year, with approximately 3,500 daily bus arrivals and departures to all points of the island. It is also the point of departure for Line 1 of the Tenerife Tram, which covers the route between Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal de La Laguna. In December 2011, the main concourse was closed off for a safety issue. All the stands remain open.

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  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Transport in Tenerife

International Tenerife Memorial March 27, 1977

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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The International Tenerife Memorial March 27, 1977, erected in memory of the 583 victims of the Tenerife airport disaster, is a monument located on the Mesa Mota park on the outskirts of the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife. On March 27, 2007 the monument was inaugurated in Mesa Mota mountain, from which people can see spectacular views of Los Rodeos airport and even, on clear days, the silhouette of Mount Teide. The monument is shaped like a spiral staircase, with steps that connect the earth and sky. It is a structure of 18 meters high, was designed by the Dutch artist Rudi van de Wint. This inauguration was attended by many relatives of those killed in the tragic accident. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:28|30|25|N|16|19|06|W|type:landmark |primary |name= }}

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  • Buildings and structures completed in 2007
  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Monuments and memorials in Spain

Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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Historic Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a masonic temple located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on San Lucas street. The building was constructed for use by the Lodge Añaza between 1899 and 1902. It is considered one of the main Masonic temples in Spain, and the first in the Canary Islands. It is considered the finest example of Masonic Temple in Spain. Similarly was even greater in Spain Masonic Center before it was occupied by Franco's military. On August 8, 1895 saw the founding of the Masonic workshop twentieth century's most important in the Canary Islands, Añaza Lodge, which would consolidate rapidly, achieving canaria Masonry reorganize the first third of that century. The building is set back with respect to the surrounding, containing a strong symbolism, mostly Egyptian-inspired. The facade is divided into three sections, the central has two huge columns embedded with plain shaft and palm-leaf capitals (palmiformes), supporting a triangular pediment bulky. In this eye there is a radiant ray, representing the Supreme Being, Great Architect of the Universe according to Masonic symbolism. Flanking each column are two sphinxes (four in total) lying on his stomach and covered with claft. They were made by the sculptor Compañ Zamorano Guzman (1878–1944). The main door is carved in wood with geometric patterns; about it, the lintel is decorated with palm leaves and a sun with wings of an eagle, symbol of Horus. The building stands on an estereóbato.

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  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Masonic buildings completed in 1902
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (MNH), (Museum of Nature and Man in English), is a museum based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife,. It contains many significant archaeological finds and is considered the best repository of objects from the Prehispanic Canary Islands. The museum also houses significant paleontological, botanical, entomological and marine and terrestrial vertebrate collections, in an excellent state of preservation, and is considered the best Natural Library of the Canary Islands. The museum also integrates the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife, the Bioantropología's Canary Institute and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Tenerife. The museum is located in the downtown area of Santa Cruz, in the former Civil Hospital, a building that constitutes an example of the neoclassical architecture of Canary Islands. The archaeological section was founded in 1958. The museum holds the largest collection on the culture of the Guanche and also has one of the most modern methods of presentation of mummies, (announced in 2006 by the Cabildo de Tenerife through a communique). It is also an internationally renowned museum and has participated in international meetings on archeology, but its fame is mainly due to its formidable collection of Guanche mummies. In 1992 the Museum of Nature and Man participated in an international research project on mummies (called PROJECT CRONOS), with a global exhibition of mummies. For this reason, the Museum of Nature and Man is a world reference in regard to preservation of mummies. Foreign television companies such as the American JWM Productions and NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) have filmed documentaries on mummies in the museum. It is also regarded as the most important museum of Macaronesia.

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  • Archaeological museums in Spain
  • Guanche
  • Museums established in 1958
  • Museums in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museum of Science and the Cosmos

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The Museum of Science and the Cosmos (Spanish: El Museo de las Ciencias y el Cosmos) belongs to the Autonomous Organism of Museums and the Cabildo de Tenerife. It opened in 1993 under the initiative of the Cabildo and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). Located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It is considered the main museum of science and astronomy in the Canary Islands and one of the most important of Spain.

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  • Museums established in 1993
  • Museums in Tenerife
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  • Science museums in Spain

Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín is an arena in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain. It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of Iberostar Canarias. It was opened in 1999. Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín is the property of the Cabildo de Tenerife (the Island Council of Tenerife) and the Ayuntamiento de La Laguna (the La Laguna City Council). Through an agreement with the Comisión de Gobierno de la Corporación Insular, the management of the pavilion was ceded to the Gestión Insular para el Deporte, la Cultura y el Ocio (the Tenerife Sport, Culture and Leisure Management, also known as IDECO). The Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín can hold 5,100 people, and it offers 2,000 square meters of floorspace. The facilities remain open all year long without interruption. The pavilion also provides the following facilities for athletic use: 5 large locker rooms 4 "double" locker rooms Gymnasium Infirmary Video room Press room Rehab room

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  • Basketball venues in Spain
  • Indoor arenas in Spain
  • Sports venues in the Canary Islands

Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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The Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a botanical garden of 120.000 m2 specialized in palms . It is located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The park is divided in "biogeographical sections" and includes a large system of waterfalls, streams and ponds, an ethnographical museum dedicated to palms, and a display shade house. The project was started in 1995 with funding from the European Union and the city of Santa Cruz and it was paralysed for lack of funding in the 2000 and never opened to the public. A large, valuable palm collection above 400 species is still maintained and improved while it waits for further developments. It is the theme park with the largest collection of palm trees in Europe.

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  • Botanical gardens in Spain
  • Palmetum
  • Protected areas of the Canary Islands
  • Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Parque García Sanabria

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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Parque García Sanabria is a public urban park in the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Tenerife. It was inaugurated in 1926. It is a large garden area, combined with fountains and architectural groups. Its name derives from the Mayor Garcia Sanabria, who approved its construction. It is the largest urban park in the Canary Islands. It has an area of 67,230 square metres . In 1973 an international sculptural exposition took place there. Some of the sculptures, thirteen or so, were displayed on that occasion to adorn all corners and walks in the park.

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  • 1926 establishments
  • Parks in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Urban public parks

Parque de La Granja

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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The Parque de La Granja is a park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It was built between 1969 and 1976. Is a wide area designated for sports, games, rides to admire the flora and more. It is one of the largest urban parks in the Canary Islands. The Parque de La Granja has a very broad extension of facilities for outdoor sports. It has wide roads of asphalt and gravel, surrounded by garden plots.

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  • Buildings and structures completed in 1976
  • Parks in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Urban public parks

Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna is a square in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It is one of the largest and most important squares of the Canary Islands. This square is considered one of the "main squares" of the island of Tenerife, together with the Plaza de España in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias in Candelaria. This square until recently marked the boundary between the city of La Laguna and agricultural area. The square was used until the last century as a field of military exercises. However, the plaza is known mainly because its banks including Real Santuario del Cristo de La Laguna, where the venerated image of Cristo de La Laguna, which is highly revered by all canaries. Today in this square is the municipal market.

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  • Plazas in Tenerife

Real Santuario del Cristo de La Laguna

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Real Santuario del Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna (Royal Sanctuary of the Christ of La Laguna) is a Catholic church located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife. The sanctuary is famous for the fact that houses the image of the Cristo de La Laguna, very devotional image around the Canary Islands. This temple throughout its history was enriched by the Popes with indulgences which are granted to the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Next to the Royal Shrine is the Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna, the largest square of the city.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Churches in Tenerife
  • Religious buildings completed in 1580
  • Roman Catholic Church in the Canary Islands
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Tarrafal de São Nicolau, Cape Verde (municipality)

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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Tarrafal de São Nicolau is a recently created municipality on the island of São Nicolau, Cape Verde. It was detached in 2005 from the municipality of São Nicolau. It includes only one parish, São Francisco.

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  • Municipalities of Cape Verde
  • São Nicolau, Cape Verde

Teatro Guimerá

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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Teatro Guimerá is a theatre located in the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is the oldest theater in the Canary Islands. Founded in the 19th century. The first known as Teatro Municipal de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife Municipal Theatre), first built in 1849 by the architect Manuel de Oráa (which was an idea from other important buildings of the Canarian parliament) and in classical-romance style, it was first opened two years later on January 1851, it underwent several works in the interior decoration in 1888 and other occasional improvements in 1895, 1899, 1901, 1905 and in 1908 and accommodated largely in the ending of the conclusion of the original project of Oráa. It underwend important works of modification in 1911, headed by Antonio Pintor, and it took two years to complete. These works saw a total renovation and the structute as well as the outside of the building were intact. From the beginning of 1923, the theatre would not have a specific denomination, it was just called the "theatre", other referred to "Teatro Isabel II" ("Isabel II Theatre"), "Municipal" and "Principal". Since 1923, after the death of Ángel Guimerá, the theatre was named in honor of a Tinerfeño dramaturgist. Since that time, no improvements have been done to the theater, since the due date in 1989, the theatre is in desperate need for repair and remodeling. One of these latest works of restoration were designed by the architect Carlos Schwartz. The construction of new and modern dressing rooms and saw multiple uses of "Espacio Guimerá". In the same way, the lobby was extended, repairs in the lateral façades were repaired and added new seats with a patio with a better design and a great comfortability. It inaugurated to the Auditorio de Tenerife (Tenerife Auditorium) in 2003 in which is the seat of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra).

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  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Canarian culture
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Theatres in Spain
  • Visitor attractions in Tenerife

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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The Tenerife Space of Arts (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes - TEA); is a building of approximately 20,622 square metres that houses the contemporary museum Óscar Domínguez Institute (Instituto Óscar Domínguez); the Alejandro Cioranescu Island Library (Biblioteca Insular Alejandro Cioranescu) and the Center for Photography Island of Tenerife (Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife). In addition, the property has a hall, a restaurant, a shop, a public square, and many offices. This cultural space, promoted by the Council of Tenerife, is located in the center of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island of Tenerife, on the banks of the Gulley of Santos (Barranco de Santos); between the market of Nuestra Señora de Africa and the Church of the Conception (Iglesia de la Concepción), and near the Museum of Nature and Man. The building was designed by the Swiss firm of architects Herzog & de Meuron and directed by the Canary architect Virgilio Gutierrez Herreros. Its design provides the opening to the outside of its interior spaces, bringing light and energy to the whole and connecting the old part of town with the modern. This area contains a public square, open and accessible to visitors, whose main function is to lead the public into the building. It also has a wide spiral staircase that connects to both the upper and the lower. The objectives of this cultural space, directed by the Bilbaoan Javier Gonzalez Durana, its to contribute to the flowering of culture, cultural cooperation with various countries and the promotion of young talents of the island. The access to the TEA is possible from different parts of the city as a new public road runs diagonally through the building connecting the upper level with the Bridge Serrador (Puente Serrador) lower edge of the Gulley of Santos.

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  • Art museums and galleries in Spain
  • Museums in Tenerife
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife North Airport

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Tenerife North Airport, formerly Los Rodeos Airport, is one of the two international airports on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 11 km by road from Santa Cruz and at an altitude of 633 metres . In 1977, the airport was the site of the worst accident in aviation history when 583 passengers and crew were killed after two Boeing 747s collided on the runway in heavy fog. Both planes exploded and started fires, and were completely destroyed. Tenerife North handled 4,095,103 passengers in 2011. Combined with Tenerife South Airport, the island gathers the highest passenger movement in the Canary Islands with 12,751,583 passengers. The busiest air route from the airport in terms of passengers is the one to Madrid Airport, at over one million passengers a year. Today TFN is an inter-island hub connecting all seven Canary Islands with connections to the Iberian Peninsula, Europe, and North America. The route between Tenerife North and Madrid-Barajas is the airport's busiest with an average of 40 flights per day.

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  • Airports in the Canary Islands
  • Buildings and structures in Tenerife
  • Transport in Tenerife

Tenerife airport disaster

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The Tenerife airport disaster occurred on Sunday, March 27, 1977, when two Boeing 747 passenger aircraft collided on the runway of Los Rodeos Airport (now known as Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. With a total of 583 fatalities, the crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history. After a bomb exploded at Gran Canaria Airport, many aircraft were diverted to Tenerife. Among them were KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736 – the two aircraft involved in the accident. The threat of a second bomb forced the authorities to close the airport while a search was conducted, resulting in many airplanes being diverted to the smaller Tenerife airport where air traffic controllers were forced to park many of the airplanes on the taxiway, thereby blocking it. Further complicating the situation, while authorities waited to reopen Gran Canaria, a dense fog developed at Tenerife, greatly reducing visibility. When Gran Canaria reopened, the parked aircraft blocking the taxiway at Tenerife required both of the 747s to taxi on the only runway in order to get in position for takeoff. Due to the fog, neither aircraft could see the other, nor could the controller in the tower see the runway or the two 747s on it. As the airport did not have ground radar, the only means for the controller to identify the location of each airplane was via voice reports over the radio. As a result of several misunderstandings in the ensuing communication, the KLM flight attempted to take off while the Pan Am flight was still on the runway. The resulting collision destroyed both aircraft, killing all 248 aboard the KLM flight and 335 of 396 aboard the Pan Am flight. Sixty-one people aboard the Pan Am flight, including the pilots and flight engineer, survived the disaster. As the accident occurred in Spanish territory, that nation was responsible for investigating the accident. Investigators from the Netherlands and the United States also participated. The investigation revealed that the primary cause of the accident was the captain of the KLM flight taking off without clearance from Air Traffic Control (ATC). The investigation specified that the captain did not intentionally take off without clearance; rather he fully believed he had clearance to take off due to misunderstandings between his flight crew and ATC. Dutch investigators placed a greater emphasis on this than their American and Spanish counterparts, but ultimately KLM admitted their crew was responsible for the accident, and the airline financially compensated the victims. The accident had a lasting influence on the industry, particularly in the area of communication. An increased emphasis was placed on using standardized phraseology in ATC communication by both controllers and pilots alike, thereby reducing the chance for misunderstandings. As part of these changes, the word "takeoff" was removed from general usage, and is only spoken by ATC when actually clearing an aircraft to take off. Less experienced flight crew members were encouraged to challenge their captains when they believed something was not correct, and captains were instructed to listen to their crew and evaluate all decisions in light of crew concerns. This concept would later be expanded into what is known today as Crew Resource Management. CRM training is now mandatory for all airline pilots.

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  • 1977 in Spain
  • Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 747
  • Airliner accidents and incidents caused by pilot error
  • Airliner accidents and incidents involving ground collisions
  • Aviation accidents and incidents caused by fog
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in 1977
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in Spain
  • History of the Netherlands
  • KLM accidents and incidents
  • Pan American World Airways accidents and incidents
  • Runway incursions
  • Tenerife

Vilaflor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Located at 28.47, -16.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Vilaflor (Catalonian for "Villa Flower") is the name of a Spanish municipality and a village in the south central part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province). Vilaflor, with an altitude of 1,400 m, is the highest village of Tenerife (though the highest municipality is La Orotava because the summit of Teide, of 3,718 m, highest point of the Islands and the whole Spain, is within its area). It is located about 90 km SW of the island's capital, E of Adeje and 25 km NW of Tenerife South Airport. The population is 1,798, its density is 151/km² and its area is 33.92 km². Vilaflor is linked north of the TF1 Motorway and is linked with TF51 from Playa de las Américas and Arona and the TF-38 (formerly the E-N821). Farmlands are in the valley areas while Teide lies to the northeast. Grassland covers the south and the valley areas with forests and within Teide, the forests cover the north central part. The area also features Paisaje Lunar and the mineral springs of Fuente Alta, which can be found at 1400 meters above sea level in a protected nature reserve. The bottled water company Fuentealta derives from this mineral spring. Its economy is based on agriculture. Tourism is not as important as it is on the coastline, but the Teide area does bring in many tourists. One of the major landmarks of the village of Vilaflor is the medieval-style church built in honor of Saint Peter, locally known in Spanish as La Iglesia de San Pedro. Vilaflor has a few schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, churches (including San Pedro), and a few plazas.

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  • Populated places established in the 16th century

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