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Street arts festival MUECA crams in a lot

Dienstag, April 5th, 2022

Mueca Puerto de la CruzMUECA always kicks off in spring, bringing another dimension to the cultural diversity of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife.

The International Street Arts Festival (or: Mueca Arts Festival), now in its third year, takes place in the central streets, squares and around the harbour of Puerto, with lots of performances lined up over the three days. Entry to most of the activities is free.

Every year the festival drew thousands of visitors to the town.… Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Culture, Puerto de la Cruz

Wrinkly Canarian Potatoes with mojo

Dienstag, Januar 7th, 2014

Canarian Potatoes – How to make them?

Culinary skills on the island of Tenerife stand comparison with anywhere in the world.

Thanks to the history of tenerife and the canary islands. An eclectic collection of dishes now claim a place on the menus of Tenerife’s diverse restaurant, because centuries of influences stirred into the mix by the island’s location along the busy trade routes down the coast of Africa.

However, there is one speciality certain to be found in … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, History

”los Guanches“ of Candelaria

Donnerstag, Januar 1st, 2009

Guanches TenerifeThe Guanches are a stonage culture who lived on the Canary Islands. It is supposed that they were coming from the north of Africa by ship or boats and that they brought all their stock with them, but this theory never has been proofed. The Guanches are probably related to the African Berbers. Some of the words that were passed down through the centuries are related to the Berber language.

The Guanches lived in all over the Canary archipel but … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Candelaria, Culture, History

Traditional festival ”Romería de San Marcos“ in Tegueste

Montag, September 1st, 2008

Tenerife’s art, music or film festivals are famous all around the world. The unique combination of sunny weather, live music, spectacular landscapes and first of all the great fun is common for this island.

Additionally, a lot of festivals in tenerife promote folk and rural traditions. For example “romeria festivals“ are a well-known-way to honor different patron saints.

The ”Romería de San Marcos“ ist one of the most popular traditional festivals. It takes … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, Festivals, Tegueste