San Cristóbal de la Laguna
This was one of the first cities founded on the Canary Islands and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a place which invites visitors to stroll around its great houses and Colonial-style mansions. It has a large pedestrianised shopping area and historic buildings such as the Cathedral, the Nava and Salazar palaces, and the convents of Santa Catalina and Santa Clara.It’s a good idea to take one of the guided tours organised by the local tourist office in Casa de los Capitanes Generales. The tours are available in Spanish, German and English and must be booked ahead by email.San Cristóbal de la Laguna is very close to Tenerife Norte airport, and just over 10 kilometres from the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.