was named the capital of Tenerife in 1496 by its founder Alonso
Fernandez de Lugo.
As a university
town it is the second most important on the island.
is not only of architectural interest but has been built on a
unique grid system that can be seen as having been the inspiration
of other city planners in America.
of special note are the Cathedral built in 1515 which has a beautiful
arched nave of illuminated stained glass and behind the high the
alter is the tomb of Logo Conquistador de Tenerife y La Palma
(The Conqueror of Tenerife and La Palma).
church is Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion built in
1502 and used by the conquistadors to baptize the Guanche leaders
as part of there conquest of the islands.Also
of note is the Teatro Leal a triple tiered hall holding regular
Adelantado the central square and main area for shops bars and
restaurants in between the cathedral and the main road.
To spend time
in La Laguna is to look back in time before the developers took
over, it has a long and impressive history a wonderful cool climate
and great charm.
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