City of Conquest

  • Destination: Casa del Vino, City of La Laguna, El Sauzal, Museum of History and Anthropology, Tacoronte
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: €249

Destinations: City of La Laguna, Museum of History and Anthropology, Tacoronte, Casa del Vino, El Sauzal.

Duration: 6 hours approx.

Pick-up time: 09.00 am (or another agreed time if you prefer)

This tour is designed for those of you who would like a closer look at the island’s history, at its roots embedded in religious culture and feudal conquest. Originally called Aguere by the ancient Guanche inhabitants, Alonso Fernández de Lugo named it San Cristóbal de La Laguna in 1496 after finally defeating the fiercely proud and brave Guanche people at La Victoria. Spanish conquests were always accompanied by Catholic missions and the city’s churches and convents, many with 16th century origins and proof of strict religious and monarchic order, are brimming with priceless treasures. La Laguna’s historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1999. It is the original capital, where the wealthy, the nobility and the administrative and intellectual classes first lived and the Palace of Nava and Grimón, the Casa Lercaro, where we might visit the Museum of History and Anthropology, is an example of a cultured past.

Our stroll through La Laguna will make us feel rather peckish so we might sit down for a delicious tapa or two at a nearby local inn. If we have time we could visit one of the most beautiful churches in the Canary Islands, Nuestra Señora de Santa Catalina, situated in the agricultural town of Tacoronte or take a pleasant stroll through Los Lavaderos, a paradise of gushing fountains and pools of water where women once did their washing. The views here across the northern coastline and towards Mount Teide can be stunning.

The prices for our excursions do not include the purchase of food and drink, souvenirs, entrance fees to museums, etc. If you are in any doubt, please contact us.

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