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Weather in Tenerife north
The weather in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Weather in Tenerife south
The weather in Los Cristianos
In addition to its fantastic weather and endless beaches, there are many interesting things to do in Tenerife, an island blessed by nature. The 3.718 meters high of the Teide, conditions the trade winds, giving rise to several different microclimates and ecosystems, as well as an endless number of unusual landscapes that you can enjoy on your holidays in Tenerife.
Just take a look at the map of the protected spaces to understand why Tenerife is a jewel of nature.
Is often said that Tenerife is a small continent where almost all landscapes are possible, green north, in the south the desert and in the center a landscape that seems not to be on this planet. There are so many things to do in Tenerife…
There are also a lot of culture to enjoy in Tenerife, Canaries is geographically the meeting point of three continents, Europe, Africa and America. Therefore when visiting Tenerife you find peculiar traditions, commodities and social models that are part of the extraordinary cultural diversity of Spain. It should also be mentioned that Tenerife is very interesting from the ethnological point of view, the steep orography where their grapevines are cultivated makes its wines simply unique. There many things to in Tenerife related to ethnology.
Considering its fascinating nature and its exceptional cultural mix, it is not surprising that we have two World Heritage Sites to see in Tenerife, Teide National Park and the historic center of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
These are the indispensable places to see in Tenerife, clicking on the image directs you the best link available to expand the information.
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History of Tenerife
There are many things to do in Tenerife and they are best enjoyed by knowing a bit of its history.
|500 b.C.||Quite possibly the first guanches start arriving to the island. This migration lasts until S.I (after Christ)|
| 1464.. a.C||Diego de Herrera arrives at the island of Tenerife and signature with the mencey of Anaga the known “Bufadero Paces”.|
|1477||The Catholic Monarchs removed the nominal domain of the Herrera de the island of Tenerife. Promoting its military occupation.|
|1493||Alonso Fernández de Lugo began its conquest of Tenerife under the rule of the Catholic Monarchs.|
|1494||After the battle of Acentejo the Castilian troops are defeated by the Guanches.|
|1495||Alonso Fernandez de Lugo returned to Tenerife with better armed and trained army starting the definitive conquest of the island.|
|1519||A royal decree that forced the natives to live in houses and villages were established.|
|1525||Die the advanced Alonso Fernandez de Lugo, making a transition from the traditional economy and the new colonial system.|
|1552||First Pirate attack to Santa Cruz by the hand of the French pirate Antoine Alfonse de Saintonge, who died of a clever kick sent from the santacrucera strength.|
|1554||A second fortification is built by order of the new governor of Tenerife, Juan Lopez de Cepeda between the creek of Blas Diaz and the Butchers Beach.|
|1666||Wine producers rebel against the attempt of the English traders to monopolize the market of “malvasia” assailing their stores and flooding of wine the entire low area of Garachico.The reprisals by these events mark the decline of canary wine trade, that has not recovered until the late twentieth century|
|1705||The port of Santa Cruz happens to occupy the priority place after the volcanic eruption of Trevejo, that buried of lava the flourishing port of Garachico.|
|1797||The British fleet under Horatio Nelson attacked Santa Cruz, who lost an arm and also the battle.|
|1833||Santa Cruz de Tenerife is named capital of the province of the Canary Islands, in conflict with the cities of La Laguna and Las Palmas.|
|1927||During the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, Canary province is divided into two, forming the provinces of Las Palmas and Tenerife.|
|1977||Two planes collide head at the airport of Los Rodeos (Tenerife North) causing the tragic plane crash of history with 583 fatalities.|
|2007||Inauguration in Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the only Tramway existing in the Canary Islands.|
Some of the things to do in Tenerife are about attending to the cultural life of the island.
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Besides all the things to do in Tenerife, it is essential to try its cuisine, the result of cultural fusion and the extraordinary quality of local raw materials.
Gastronomic holidays in Tenerife.
|Starters||Grilled goat cheese with two mojos, crispy eggplant with honey, gofio escaldón, Canary stew, Canary ranch, wrinkled potatoes and potatoes with meat.|
Stewed goat, rabbit in salmorejo, pork in sauce, carne fiesta (fried pork with species), meatloaf, beef stew, dumplings, pork steak and pork chop.
|Fish||Grilled Cherne, grilled Vieja, stewed octopus, grilled cuttlefish, cod with onions, grilled sardines, fried mackerel, tuna marinated, grilled tuna, cod in sauce with potatoes, amberjack, pompano, snapper and samas.|
|Desserts||Frangollo, escachado banana, bienmesabe, roasted milk, cream caramel, sponge cake, carnival tortillas, moles eggs, mantecados rolls and trout.|
|Wines and Drinks||Wines with denomination of origin: Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de la Orotava, Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Abona, the Valley of Güimar.|
|Other Products||Goat cheeses, gofio, typical Canarian crafts.|
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Tenerife is very well connected by air, has two airports, one in the south Reina Sofia and in the north Los Rodeos.
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