Canary Islands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Canary Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tenerife 24


Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas 5

Mt. Teide 1

Puerto de la Cruz 7

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 11

Lanzarote 20


Arrecife 4

Costa Teguise 9

Playa Blanca 2

Puerto del Carmen 3

Tahiche 1

Yaiza 1

Gran Canaria 17


Central Highlands 2

Fuerteventura 12


Betancuria 5

Corralejo 3

Costa Calma 1

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Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martin

  • Arts/Performance Venue

A magnificent white shell of an auditorium dominates the west end of the city. Built by the architect Santiago Calatrava in 2003, the...

Castillo San Cristóbal

  • Museum/Gallery

The walls of the city castle were uncovered when the car park under the Plaza de España was built. The site is now a museum that includes...

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A six-story Moorish bell tower tops this church, which was renovated as part of an urban-renewal project that razed blocks of slums in...

Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa

  • Market/Bazaar

This colorful city market is part bazaar and part food emporium. Stalls outside sell household goods; inside, stands displaying everything...

Museo de Bellas Artes

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Old masters and modern works are in this two-story gallery, including canvases by Breughel and Ribera. Many works depict local events.

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

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Primitive ceramics and mummies are on display at the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre. The ancient Guanches mummified their dead by...


  • Garden/Arboretum

Up on the hill just behind Parque Marítimo is the city's newest attraction—Europe's largest collection of palms—which opened in...

Parque Marítimo César Manrique

  • Park/Playground

Just west of the auditorium, this maritime park with its three saltwater pools and tropical gardens is a favorite with locals. Designed...

Playa de las Teresitas

  • Beach–Sight

Santa Cruz's beach, Las Teresitas, is about 7 km (4½ miles) northeast of the city, near the town of San Andrés. The 1.5 km (1 mile)...

Plaza de España

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The heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the Plaza de España. The cross in the plaza is a monument to those who died in the Spanish Civil...