Plaza de Espana, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Built in 1929 to replace a 16th-century fortress, Plaza de Espana serves today as the principal square of the Canary Islands. Surrounded by ornate government buildings and other plazas, and centered upon a giant manmade lake, the square lies directly in the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Admire the plaza’s mountain-ringed backdrop and its monument to the fallen soldiers of the Spanish Civil War. Grab a coffee or a drink at one of the plentiful cafes, or sit down for a meal at one of the surrounding restaurants serving traditional Canary Island seafood. History buffs can visit an underground display providing history and artifacts from the Castillo de San Cristobal that once stood here. Before you head to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Santa Cruz de Tenerife planning app , to make sure you see all that Santa Cruz de Tenerife has to offer, including Plaza de Espana.
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  • Plenty of activity around the plaza including live music, bars and food with beautiful Christmas lights decorating the surroundings!  more »
  • We visited plaza des espagna several times during our three weeks in Santa Cruz. We were traveling with a two-year-old and a four-year-old who thought the playground was great. It was nice with sandy....  more »
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  • Somehow is always cloudy at the beginning of the day and then the sun comes out shining towards this beautiful rounded square where all its components shine vigorously. If you're lucky there are some small vendors around it where you can buy local stuff tho it's not always as cheap as you may thing. Nice statues around.
  • Very nice area in Santa Cruz to visit with plenty of parks to sit in and watch the world go by. Lots of historic buildings and interesting architecture. Has plenty if eating places and shops although it can be quite busy
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