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Tranvia Tenerife connects La Laguna and Santa Cruz

Dienstag, April 17th, 2007

The new tram system in the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz hast carried its first fare-paying passengers on June 2th in 2007. The route of the new service means that more than half of the 350,000 population of the two cities will have no more than a five-minute walk to their nearest tram stop. The trams will run every five minutes, with a journey time of 37 minutes. Stops are situated every 500-600 metres and the whole line has double … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Transport

Easter: Holy Week with grand processions

Samstag, März 31st, 2007

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most important week in the religious calendar in Tenerife, the start of Semana Santa, Holy Week, or  Easter Week.

Easter celebrations in Tenerife are known for their magnificent processions, which take place all over the island throughout the week, though the ones in La Laguna, La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz are among the grandest.

If you find this interesting, why not making easter holidays in tenerife?

As the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Costa Adeje, Festivals, Garachico, Guimar, La Laguna, La Orotava, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz

The Great Tenerife Fireball

Donnerstag, März 15th, 2007

It happened nearly 12 years ago but people still recall it today – the Great Tenerife Fireball of 1995.

Thousands saw it, mostly in the east and north of the island, describing a brilliant fireball that flashed across the night sky shortly after 10pm.

It happened on Sunday May 7 and hundreds of people called the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) seeking an explanation of the phenomenon.

Because it happened at a weekend there were many witnesses to the unusual … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tegueste
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