Canary Islands

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  • 1. Bodegas El Grifo – Museo del Vino

    Museum/Gallery

    Established in 1775, El Grifo is the Canaries' first winery and one of the oldest in Spain. Tour the grounds, which include a serene cactus...Read More

  • 2. Casa del Vino del Tenerife

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Wine and food lovers shouldn't miss this wine museum and tasting room, opened by the Canary Islands' government to promote local vintners. The...Read More

  • 3. Casa Museo Colón

    Vegueta | Museum/Gallery

    In a palace where Christopher Columbus may have stayed when he stopped to repair the Pinta 's rudder, nautical instruments, copies of early...Read More

  • 4. César Manrique House Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    On a hillock overlooking the sleepy town of Haría you'll find César Manrique's final home, preserved as if in amber. The artist lived in this...Read More

  • 5. Fundación César Manrique

    House/Mansion/Villa

    César Manrique (1919–92) made this high-design bachelor pad called Taro de Tahíche for himself in 1968 upon returning from New York City, where...Read More

  • 6. Jardín de Cactus

    Garden/Arboretum

    North of Costa Teguise between Guatiza and Mala, this cactus garden with 10,000 specimens of more than 1,500 varieties was César Manrique's...Read More

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  • 7. Las Canteras

    Beach–Sight

    One of the best urban beaches in Spain is found at the northwest end of the city. Its yellow sands are flanked by a pleasant promenade that...Read More

  • 8. Masca

    Town/Village

    Approximately 16 km (10 miles) north of Guía de Isora, tucked deep in the Macizo de Teno mountains, lies Masca, colloquially known as the Macchu...Read More

  • 9. Maspalomas

    Beach–Sight

    The island's most emblematic beach and one of the most beautiful, Maspalomas has golden sand that stretches for 2¾ km (1¾ miles) along the southern...Read More

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  • 10. Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Popularly known as "the Fire Mountains," this national park takes up much of southern Lanzarote. As you enter the park from Yaiza, you'll see...Read More

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  • 11. Parque Nacional del Teide

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park includes the volcano itself and the Cañadas del Teide, a violent jumble of volcanic leftovers from El Teide and the neighboring...Read More

  • 12. Parque Rural de Anaga

    Forest

    Thanks to its ornery terrain, Anaga Nature Park has managed to keep the tour-bus crowd (mostly) at bay—their loss. This magical oasis takes...Read More

  • 13. Playa de los Guíos

    Beach–Sight

    This small, placid cove situated 12 km (7 miles) from Playa de las Américas is dwarfed by Los Gigantes, the towering cliffs nearby. Its natural...Read More

  • 14. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum is the leader in contemporary art on the islands due to its sleek low-rise design and avant-garde exhibitions. Designed by the Swiss...Read More

  • 15. Aqualand Maspalomas

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The largest water park in the Canary Islands has wave pools, slides, and just about everything else splash related. ...Read More

  • 16. Artenara

    Town/Village

    From the road leading to the Parador Cruz de Tejeda, follow signs west to the village of Artenara (about 13 km [8 miles]) for views of the rocky...Read More

  • 17. Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

    Arts/Performance Venue

    A magnificent avant-garde auditorium designed by Santiago Calatrava dominates the west end of the city. To keep its pearly-white trencadís...Read More

  • 18. Cable Car

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    On its way to the top of El Teide, the cable car soars over sulfur steam vents. You can get a good view of southern Tenerife and Gran Canaria...Read More

  • 19. Casa de los Coroneles

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The island's most famous historic building is 19 km (11 miles) south on the inland road. Military governors built the immense house in the 1600s...Read More

  • 20. Castillo de San Cristóbal

    Museum/Gallery

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

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