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.
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