Fodor's Expert Review Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín
A magnificent avant-garde auditorium designed by Santiago Calatrava dominates the west end of the city. To keep its pearly-white trencadís (broken tile mosaics) exterior clear of pooping pigeons, a falconer comes twice a day to scare them off with his raptors. The auditorium has a year-round program of concerts and opera, though you can sometimes catch impromptu music acts rehearsing or performing in the adjacent square overlooking the sea. Guided tours (10, noon, 2, and 4) are given in English and Spanish; book ahead by phone or email.