Plaza de España (lit. Spain Square), is the largest square in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands (Spain). The square is located in the centre of town, 1.4 km north of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This square is considered one of the "main squares" of the island of Tenerife, together with the Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias in Candelaria. It hosts an artificial lake fountain, a work of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.
The square was built in 1929 on the historic Castillo de San Cristóbal, a bastion for defending the island of piracy, currently there are only a few walls of the original building on display in a tunnel under the square. Recently the square was refurbished by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The Plaza de España is surrounded by the Palacio Insular de Tenerife, the Palacio de la Carta and the Plaza de la Candelaria. In the centre of the square stands Monumento a los Caídos (a tribute to the fallen in the Spanish Civil War).
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George Michael | Jan 28, 2018
Well worth the visit if you can find its entrance very helpful receptionist
James Cochrane | Jul 22, 2017
Hard to spot. You have to go down a set of stairs to access this museum. They've exposed the remains of the walls and have a very good museum on the life of the castle. Repelled British attacks throughout the years. I don't know if it can be proven, but they claim to have the cannon that injured Nelson, forcing him to have his arm amputated!
L Eve | Apr 2, 2018
The remaining castle underground the plaza España, a small historical building with free entry
Dónall McCann | Jul 19, 2016
Shame they tore this thing down but it's a good thing they discovered the foundations and they've made an interesting (and free!) exhibit out of it. It's pretty cool to be able to see the cannon that shot Nelson's arm off.
Michael Thorsley | Nov 6, 2016
Small museum, but free entry. Highlight is the cannon that (traditionally) injured Horatio Nelson's arm.
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