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This university town was the first capital of Tenerife. It was planned and built in a renaissance style in 1500, a design that was later adopted in New World cities La Habana (modern-day Havana) and Cartagena de Indias (in Colombia). The old town retains its colonial feel, with dozens of pastel-colored facades and elegant palaces. Pick up a map at the tourist office, on Calle Obispo Rey Redondo,
and work your way down the beautiful pedestrian streets to be transported back to Spain’s golden age.
The sunniest (and probably tackiest) tourist area on Tenerife is the southwestern shore, where high-rise hotels are built chockablock above...
Spain’s highest peak and often snow-capped in the winter, Mt. Teide is visible from most of the island as well as from the neighboring islands...