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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, The Shining Town

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a very friendly town with 211.930 inhabitants. The first things to call your attention will be its beautiful parks, as Park García Sanabria, and its lively streets. Many cruisers from all the world touch at its picturesque port, which is surrounded by high rocks. The port area is the town's real center: Plaza de España, with its Cabildo Insular Photo eat of the museums of archaeology and anthropology, and Plaza de la Candelaria with its impressive 17th. century Carta Palace.

More sights are the baroque church Iglesia de la Concepción, the Museum of Painting and Scultpure and the castle Castillo de Paso Alto.

Close to Santa Cruz there are the beaches Las Gaviotas and Las Teresitas, Photo and a nice destination of an excursion might be the mountain Monte de la Esperanza, located at 20 kilometers from the town, offering an outstanding view over all the island.

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