Parks & walks

1) Palmetum

What once used to be the city’s rubbish dump has now been converted into a unique botanical garden specialising in different kinds of palm trees from all over the world. Palmetum not only boasts a spectacular vegetation, but also offers some breathtaking vistas of the sea, the city and the Anaga mountains.

Palmetum botanical garden

Avenida de la Constitución 5, Santa Cruz

+34 922 229 368

http://palmetumtenerife.es

2) Parque García Sanabria

This public park is a lush botanical garden in which to relax and have a bite, as well as an outdoor art gallery with numerous sculptures. The pretty centrepiece near the entrance is a statue of a voluptuous lady, which the locals refer to as La Tetona (the big-breasted woman). Also check out the grand but delicate floral clock, a present from the Danish Consul in 1938.

Parque Garcia Sanabria

Calle Méndez Nuñez 60, Santa Cruz

+34 922 606 099

3) Historic Santa Cruz

Every day at noon, with starting point at the Plaza de España, an official guide will take you on an interesting and informative walking tour through the historic part of town in either English or German and Spanish. The tour lasts one hour and costs 2 euro for residents and 5 euro for visitors.

Santa Cruz in Tenerife

Buy tickets at: Kiosk City Expert, Calle del Castillo, Santa Cruz

+34 922 289 536

http://cityexpert.es

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