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Santa Cruz Highlights by Foot
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Discover the highlights of Tenerife´s capital by foot, joining your guide, you’ll see places that many visitors miss. Not far from the harbor, you’ll find a fusion of modernity and tradition in the Plaza de España. Head towards the Guimera Theater, built in 1849 in classical romantic style. Nearby is Noria Street with its many pubs and restaurants, where locals enjoy nightlife and where you’ll learn about the ‘murgas’, the satiric singing groups which perform during the carnival. You’ll visit the popular market ‘Nuestra Señora de Africa’ where you’ll find traditional foods, local fruits and vegetables and everything else the locals shop for here.
Continue over the Serrador Bridge towards Castle Street where most of the shops are located. Your walk will lead you to Weyler Square, where you’ll see the beautiful Carrara marble fountain and the palace of the Captaincy General. Head to Garcia Sanabria Park; an idyllic park in the heart of the city and to Pilar Street, lined with shops. Before heading back to the port, you’ll have an opportunity to admire Principe Square and the San Francisco church. You may opt to stay in town a little longer to shop or explore more of this lovely city on your own or instead follow your guide back to the ship.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking, participants should be fit. It’s not suitable for those in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties. We recommend you bring a bottle of water, wear a cap and sunglasses. This tour visits religious sites, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed in churches. The market is closed on Easter, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so tour itinerary will vary during holidays.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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