Visit La Laguna in the Spain Travel Guide

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Visit La Laguna

La Laguna is situated on the north of the island of Tenerife, one of the Western Canary Islands.

If you are visiting Tenerife La Laguna is a must. La Laguna's town plan became the model for new towns built in the Americas. Its streets are filled with colourful buildings, beautiful old villas, palaces and buildings of the 17 and 18th centuries. The old town is very well preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

La Laguna is also a university town and Tenerife's second largest town which means it also has great shops and a lively night scene.

La Laguna Attractions

Explore the lovely colourful streets of the old quarter.

The church of Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion. This church is particularly lovely with its Mudejar (kind of Moorish style) wooden ceiling and a stone tower.

The cathedral of La Laguna, the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, is a Neo classical building.

The Santa Domingo church is also worth a visit.

The Plaza del Adelantado is a fine square with the town hall, a convent and the lovely Palacio de Nava around its edges.

La Laguna is a university town so enjoy its lively atmosphere.

Go to the Parque de los Dragos near the university to see the amazing dragon trees.

 

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See also:

Map of La Laguna and places nearby

La Laguna places to visit

See more places nearby in the Canary Islands guide