Transatlantic 2022 — Tenerife; Arriving San Cristóbal de La Laguna


Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Our tour group arrived at Plaza del Adelantado in an Cristóbal de La Laguna in the early afternoon. This would be our last stop before heading back to Santa Cruz de Tenerife to rejoin Vision of the Seas. Here we would take a brief guided tour before being left to our own devices until time to rejoin the bus back in the plaza. The plaza is located at the extreme eastern edge of the city’s old town section, adjacent to the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena. The first segment on foot took us west along Calle Obispo Rey Redondo to the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna:

Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Once you get to the southwest corner of the cathedral, take a look back for this view:

Calle Obispo Rey Redondo

From the cathedral we split up, with most of our group continuing west along Calle Obispo Rey Redondo in search of refreshments and something to eat. Ursula and I went north on Calle Juan de Vera for a couple of blocks to Calle San Augustín:

Calle San Augustín looking east

We continued past Calle San Augustín for another couple of blocks just to enjoy some old town balconies:

Calle Obispo Rey Redondo near Calle Pintor Christino de Vera

At this point we reversed course to continue west on Calle San Augustín, running parallel to Calle Obispo Rey Redondo.

Calle San Augustín street scene with lots of color

It’s here that you’ll stumble across the photogenic Former Convent of San Augustín (Exconvento de San Agustín), which gets you a beautiful belltower:

Exconvento de San Agustín

As well as this wood balcony just to the left of the tower:

Exconvento de San Agustín

Don’t turn south just yet. Keep heading west and you’ll reach an area of interesting color and old buildings:

Calle San Augustín past the former convent

I have some Fun Photo Friday pics of the small park just beyond this which I’ll show you on… you guessed it… Friday. But for now it’s time to head south, for Plaza de la Concepción, where we’ll rejoin Calle Obispo Rey Redondo on Wednesday:

Plaza de la Concepción

And in case you’re wondering about the city layout:

La Laguna map

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