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Santa Cruz De Tenerife Travel Guide, Spain

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Travel Guide – The Cosmopolitan Port

This Santa Cruz de Tenerife travel guide will try and tease you into visiting one of the most exciting playgrounds for anybody who loves the sun and high quality entertainment. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands and it has an independent local administration, although it officially belongs to Spain. It has a population of just over 220.000 and is also the capital of the island of Tenerife, where it is also located. Besides several government institutions that are located in the city, Santa Cruz is also home to important universities and serves as one of Spain’s busiest ports, both for commercial and passenger purposes, being the main stop for all cruise ships that head for the Canaries. The various nationalities of immigrants that color the city (Arabs, Peruvians, Bolivians, Koreans or Hindus) give it a cosmopolitan and busy feel, perfect for any traveler from any corner of the world.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Travel Guide – The Contemporary Building Paradise

In spite of its colorful aspect, Santa Cruz shows a crime rate that has constantly been decreasing in recent years, turning the city not only into a pleasurable, but also into a safe experience. Economically, the city relies mainly on the service sector, but keeping tourism flowing is also one of the main priorities. Strong companies that are present in the area also assure financial prosperity and smart planning from city authorities assures an orientation towards constant building inside the city. This means that the industrial aspect is almost non-existent, while world famous architects have been employed to turn Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s cityscape into one of international significance. With a completely modernized infrastructure, architects like Calatrava, Cesar Manrique or the Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron have commissioned works such as the Auditorio, the Congress Hall, the Marina, the Plaza de Espana or the Museum of Modern Art and Culture.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Travel Guide – The Unique Cultural Activity

The most important cultural event that takes place in the city and that should be mentioned by every Santa Cruz de Tenerife travel guide is the annual performance, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This is one of the largest carnivals in the world and is currently aspiring to become a World Heritage Site. In fact, the city thrives with art and cultural manifestations, with many music festivals all year long and permanent cultural sites and exhibitions such as the Auditorio, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Nature and Man and the Circulo des Bellas Artes. Along with these, if you stroll along one of the main boulevards of the city you are sure to stumble upon the Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where major artists from around the world have exposed their art. Interested in getting away? We recommend the city of Las Palmas, located just 80 kilometers away, or a visit to the fascinating city in Morocco, Casablanca.

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