Do you want to know the Villa de La Orotava?
Here you can find the most emblematic places
1. Liceo Taoro
The Liceo Taoro Palace is a building that is part of the < strong>Orotava’s historical heritage, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century as a casino for the local aristocracy and became the headquarters of the Liceo Taoro in 1968.
The building is known for its neoclassical-style architecture and is surrounded by gardens and fountains.
The Liceo Taoro Palace is a emblematic place in Tenerife, as it witnessed important historical and cultural events over the years. Today it houses the Liceo de Taoro Cultural Society. It also has a cafeteria, its terrace is perfect for having a drink and enjoying the magnificent views of La Orotava.
How to get to Liceo Taoro
2. Jardines Victoria
Next to the Taoro high school you will find the Victoria Gardens, known as the gardens of the Marquesado de la Quinta Roja The Victoria Gardens are an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of La Orotava. The gardens are made up of a set of terraces, full of dragon trees and tropical plants, from the top you can see beautiful views of the sea and the old town, you can also enjoy the beauty of its fountains. In the upper part of the gardens there is a mausoleum that was built to bury the Marquis Diego Ponte, but which was never used since it was finally buried in the family vault. These gardens are freely accessible and are an essential visit in La Orotava. An ideal place for rural tourism in Tenerife and enjoy its nature, flora and fauna in the area.
How to get to the Victoria Gardens
3. Casa Lercaro
It is a 17th century manor house located in the town historic of La Orotava, its cobbled streets and its old colonial houses, with their carved wooden balconies, are a delight to behold.
Declared of cultural interest it is worth entering and see its different rooms decorated with period furniture and have a drink in the cafeteria in its interior patio. The elegance of its architecture and its magnificent views of Mount Teide and the Atlantic Ocean are the ideal setting for holding a dream banquet. It also has a recently restored gofio mill.
⏰ Access to Casa Lercaro is free and open every day from 12 to 18 hours
How to get to the Lercaro house
4. La Casa de Los Balcones
The Casa de los Balcones is a magnificent example of traditional Canarian architecture. It is a manor house with a façade decorated with carved wooden balconies and an impressive interior patio. The house was built in the 17th century by an important family from La Orotava.
It has three floors, on the ground floor it has a beautiful interior patio adorned with palm trees, geraniums and other tropical plants; On the first floor you can see the different rooms of the house (bedrooms, living room, bathroom, kitchen...) perfectly decorated replicating the style of the time. Inside you can find a Canarian craft shop, where you can buy unique and traditional souvenirs. ⏰ The price of the entrance to the Casa de los Balcones is 5 euros. Open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Without a doubt, the house with the balconies is one of the most beautiful Canarian houses in Tenerife.
How to get to the house of Los Balcones
5. Museo de Artesania Iberoamericana de Tenerife
The Museum of Ibero-American Crafts is a space dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the crafts of the Ibero-American peoples. Here you can see handicrafts from different countries and regions. This magnificent 17th century building, which was an old convent, and is composed of (the stone arch at the entrance, the Cloister, the wooden ceilings, the stone staircase) that collect part of the work done by the architect, sculptor and gilder from the Canary Islands, Antonio de Orbarán. ⏰ The ticket price is 2 euros and it remains open from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to get to the Museum
6. Iglesia de la Concepción
The Iglesia de la Concepción is one of the most important religious monuments in La Orotava. Its Baroque façade and ornate interior showcase the city's rich artistic heritage.
How to get to the Church of La Concepción
7. Viewpoint Humboldt
The Humboldt Viewpoint is one of the best places to enjoy the panoramic views of La Orotava and the Valley of La Orotava. From here you can see Mount Teide and the north coast of the island.
How to get to the Humboldt viewpoint