Wednesday, September 19, 2012

La Laguna

Squat and ...
Yesterday Quana and I took the tram to La Laguna..

La Laguna is Tenerife's second most important city and until 1723 was the capital of the island, situated just inland from Santa Cruz in the beautiful countryside of the Aguere Valley. It is also the cultural and religious capital, due to the fact that it is home to the San Fernando University and the Bishop's Palace. The whole city is full of outstanding architectural monuments, palaces and traditional houses of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The historic area is quite compact and we walked around for several hours. Unfortunately most of the churches required an admission ticket. We did not find the visitors center where you could purchase the tickets until late in the day. In keeping with the historic nature of the city our lunch stop has not upgraded the toilet to more modern standards.

Fair winds and following seas.

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