Transatlantic 2022 — Tenerife; Touring San Cristóbal de La Laguna


Iglesia de la Concepción (Church of the Conception) in the Plaza de la Concepción

Today I’m taking you on a photographic tour of one of the most picturesque areas in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Plaza de la Concepción. This charming pedestrian street is lined with everything from bright green trees, to colorful buildings, to cafés with tables beneath shady umbrellas:

Plaza de la Concepción

As you approach from the west you’ll pass a structure dating back to 1511. This impressive building is the Iglesia de la Concepción (Church of the Conception).

Church of the Conception

Look closely at this next shot. You should see two bells near the top. Harder to discern is larger bell in the area above these two bells. That upper bell is the largest in the Canary Islands.

Largest bell in the Canaries

Don’t look for this next subject on the church. It’s hand-painted tiles depicting the church, but it’s actually located about 360 feet/110 meters beyond the church belltower, or about 165 feet/50 meters past the church’s east corner.

Beautiful hand-painted tiles

We’re now heading east back toward Plaza del Adelantado, where we will soon rejoin our tour group. Along the way, almost across the street from those tiles you see above, is this café scene:

Plaza de la Concepción

Here the roadways diverge, with Plaza de la Concepción on the left and Calle Obispo Rey Redondo on the right. We’re sticking with Calle Obispo Rey Redondo as we had back to Plaza del Adelantado

The dome of San Cristobal de La Laguna Cathedral
Iglesia de Las Catalinas (Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena)
Calle Obispo Rey Redondo (Church of the Catalinas to the right)
Balconies overlooking Plaza del Adelantado

To help you navigate:

La Laguna Map

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