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Shopping in Tenerife: The annual Summer sales

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Time to snap up the bargains

“Rebajas” signs went up all over the island of Tenerife when the start of the annual summer sales takes place. Shopping in Tenerife at its best at annual Summer and winter sales…

There’s always a wide range of discounts available in the stores of the island capital of Santa Cruz, with some stores offering just 20 per cent off, while others have bitten the bullet and gone straight in, cutting prices by as … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Shopping

Tranvia Tenerife: tram system connects La Laguna and Santa Cruz

Tuesday, 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: Bus & Tram, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Transport

Los Rodeos on the up and up

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Tenerife’s lesser-know Los Rodeos airport in the north of the island is undergoing a facelift.

Los Rodeos is only six miles from the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz and 12 miles from the popular resort of Puerto de la Cruz and the historic 500-year-old town of La Orotava.

A new VIP lounge opened recently, part of an ongoing programme of improvements soon to include a new transit lounge, new ticket sales desks and the expansion of domestic and international … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, La Orotava, Los Rodeos, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sport

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
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