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Street arts festival crams in a lot

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The Arts FestivalMUECA 2007 kicks off tomorrow (Friday March 23), bringing another dimension to the cultural diversity of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife.

The International Street Arts Festival, now in its third year, takes place in the central streets, squares and around the harbour of Puerto, with a staggering 73 performances lined up over the three days. Entry to most of the activities is free.

Last year the festival drew an estimated 15,000 visitors to the town.… Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Culture, Puerto de la Cruz

Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife – Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife (OST) – has a long history, dating back to its formation as the Chamber Orchestra of the Canaries in 1935.

The OST is based in the island capital of Santa Cruz, at the city’s recently-opened magnificent concert hall, the Auditorio de Tenerife:

Auditorio Tenerife
The Auditorio of Tenerife, home of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra is no stranger to touring, having appeared in all of the major cities on the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Culture, Photo-Blog, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz bids to be European Capital of Culture

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Spain has been designated to provide the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and already a dozen cities, including the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz, are lining up to compete for the glittering prize.

Also battling for the coveted nomination will be the mainland cities of Cordoba, Cuenca, Cáceres, Burgos, Tarragona, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Segovia, Valencia and Alcalá de Henares.

And while Santa Cruz may not have some of the glamour of its peninsula rivals, it need not feel inferior … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Anaga Mountains, Culture, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Take heart from siesta study

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Scientists have finally caught up with something many of us have known for years – siestas are good for you.

A team of American and Greek doctors and researchers announced their conclusions at the end of a six-year study, declaring that a 30-minute nap during the middle of the day could reduced by 37 per cent the risk of death from a heart-related disease.

Furthermore, working men who opted for a siesta were 64 per cent less likely to suffer … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture
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