Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Modern Spanish spectacle

Santa Cruz was once the most significant Spanish port and the capital of the Spanish islands - nowadays its one of the nicest holiday resorts in the Mediterranean.

Santa Cruz lies beside the sea, above the sheer rocky cliffs of the charming island of Tenerife. There are nice yachts, ocean liners, cruisers and tankers in its enormous port - one could watch them for hours in silent amazement. In a walking distance from the seaport, there is the Plaza de Espana, the city's most cheerful and scenic area.

There are many sights worth a visit around Santa Cruz - beautiful modern and old houses with small cafes inside them, old museums and spectacular churches, and the best shops on the island. Santa Cruz's old city couldn't really make it into the present - it's only building which is older then a hundred years is the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, which is a church from the XVI. Century.

According to a report by the European Union, Tenerife has the cleanest beaches in Europe. In their natural form, the beaches on the island have black, volcanic sand; the ones with golden sand have had it transported from the Sahara. Beaches with yellow sand can mainly be found near the capital, Santa Cruz.

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