Walk around Monumental Santa Cruz

Plaza santa cruz

To get started we have breakfast in the Historical Military Museum of the Canaries, better known as the Cuartel de Almeida, enjoying the marvelous views from its terrace. Near the Museum, at the beginning of Rambla de Santa Cruz, we can view the Monument to Victory, a sculptural fountain by architect Juan de Ávalos. Strolling along Avenida Francisco La Roche, we reach Plaza de España, crowned by the Monument to the Fallen Soldier, with an imposing central tower flanked by two mighty soldiers bearing swords. Also in this area, we find the Triunfo a la Candelaria obelisk dedicated to the patron of the Canaries.

Foto vía Wikipedia Commons: Enrique Castrillo Núñez

We take lunch in any of the pleasant pavement cafés and then continue to the port, featuring the metal shelter and the ‘Farola del Mar’ lighthouse, symbolizing the union of the city with its harbour, and dating from 1882 and 1863, respectively. To clinch the day, we recommend you try the potato and egg hash for dinner in Cortxo Gastrobar, in Plaza Ireneo González and then visit one of the emblems of the city the García Sanabria Park: the Monument to García Sanabria at night time is a must.

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