BICYCLE TOUR OF SANTA CRUZ

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Tour the capital of Tenerife with Virus Bike which, in addition to recommended circuits around the island, adapts to your needs with personalised itineraries. Start at the Auditorium of Tenerife, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and emblem of the New Santa Cruz. The sea will be an inseparable companion during this first stretch as you pedal along Avenida Marítima. Take a break at the Plaza de España artificial lake and then stop to admire two of the gems of the port: the ‘Marquesina’ (metal shelter) and ‘Farola del Mar’ (lighthouse). If you wish to continue along the seashore, enjoy a pleasant 25 minute bike ride to Playa de Las Teresitas, one of the busiest beaches in Europe, whose golden sand was imported from the Sahara desert.

On your way back, you can enter the city centre. Cycle up the Ramblas until you reach the García Sanabria Park, making sure you do not miss the legacy of the First International Street Sculpture Exhibition of 1973, with works by Henry Moore, Joan Miró and Martín Chirino. Leave the Flower Clock behind you and pedal down Calle El Pilar; then cross Calle Castillo and its shops and take a look at the Guimerá Theatre. Afterwards, take in the charming Calle La Noria and the church of La Concepción, which make up the original nucleus of the city.

MONUMENTS
Monument to the Fallen Soldier
Farola del Mar
Marquesina
Monument to Franco
Sculptures of the First International Street Sculpture Exhibition of 1973
Flower Clock
Monument to the Horse Mackerel

MUSEUMS
San Cristóbal Castle Visitors’ Centre
Almeyda Military Museum
Municipal Fine Arts Museum
Tenerife Arts Centre (TEA)
Museum of Nature and Mankind

ARCHITECTURE
Adán Martín Auditorium of Tenerife
Santa Cruz Towers
Trade Show Centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
San Juan Castle (Black Castle)
Island Authorities (Cabildo) of Tenerife
Post and Telegraphs Building
Hotel Mencey
Church of San Francisco
Guimerá Theatre
Church of La Concepción

LANDMARKS
Plaza de Europa
Plaza de España
Plaza de la Candelaria
Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
Plaza del Príncipe
Calle de La Noria
Nuestra Señora de África Market (Food Market)

GARDENS
Palmetum
García Sanabria Park

COAST
César Manrique Maritime Park
Port of Santa Cruz
Las Teresitas Beach

 

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