About Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Discover Santa Cruz at your leisure with a City Sightseeing bus tour
The delightful capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is situated at the eastern tip of the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Island chain. Our five bright red open-top buses will operate every day; the tour has 13 stops and will take in all the main sights in the capital beginning at the Plaza de España. The tour includes our lady of Africa city market,Garcia Sanabria Park, the delightful Ramblas, Plaza Pedro Schwartz, impressive, avant-garde ocean front Tenerife Auditorium - designed by the internationally renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Pass the city’s cruise terminal, which sees almost half a million passengers arrive each year, and take the tour to Playa de las Teresitas where you can soak up the sun on golden sands, swim in calm waters and enjoy stunning mountain views. Hop off at the Plaza de Espana which is situated in the oldest district of Santa Cruz and is the largest square in the Canary Islands.
Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the city from the top deck of an open top bus
Situated at the heart of the city, the square is home to the Palacio del Cabildo de Tenerife, the Palacio de la Carta, the Plaza de la Candelaria and a great artificial lake. Here you can find the Monumento a los Caídos which is a tribute to the fallen in the Spanish Civil War. Peruse the dazzling display of more than 300 stalls selling fresh local produce at the famous Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa. Sundays offer the opportunity to bag a bargain at the El Rastro Flea Market, which surrounds the African Market, where you can buy leather goods, hardware and crafts. Discover more about Tenerife’s rich history and thriving arts scene at the city’s museums. The TEA (Tenerife Espancio de las Artes) is an exhibition centre and art gallery. Or perhaps you might prefer to visit The Museum of Man and Nature which delves into the island’s history. There are also geological, natural and archaeological exhibits on display.
Hop on and off the Santa Cruz de Tenerife bus tour along the route at your convenience
Hop off at the Cuartel Almeida which is home to the Military Museum. The exhibition includes the uniforms and other personal items of respected military personnel, models of military constructions and collections of arms used by the Guanches and the Spanish during the time of the conquest of Tenerife at the end of the XV century. You can also admire artworks by renowned Canary artists here. Hop off at the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos and Auditorio of Tenerife which boasts some exceptional examples of contemporary futuristic architecture, in stark contrast to the central, historical buildings of the city. Take the bus tour to El Corte Ingles, a huge, prestigious department store where shops selling a vast range of goods are spread over seven floors. The store is also home to a supermarket, coffee shop and restaurant. Tenerife boasts a vibrant nightlife so you will not be short of bars, sports bars, clubs, karaoke and live entertainment to choose from. Let City Sightseeing highlight all the things to do and see during your stay in this delightful city.