Visit La Laguna – a World Heritage Site

Visit La Laguna – a World Heritage Site

The city of La Laguna, just a few minutes from the port, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 as a “unique example of a non-fortified, colonial town”. After its foundation, its urban layout was used as a point of reference for colonial American cities such as Old Havana, Lima and Cartagena and it shares aesthetic similarities with them. Nowadays, the historic quarter —with its pedestrian streets inviting you to take a stroll— houses a full and bustling range of shops and, above all, quality catering.

 

History and gastronomy for taking a stroll and enjoying

To get to La Laguna on your own, you can take a taxi or a modern tram that stops very near the port. There is also a frequent bus service. Once there, it is a good idea to join one of the usual guided routes that visit its most iconic buildings but it is easy to do at your own pace. Distances are short and you can comfortably wander around its streets and squares featuring an outstanding number of churches and historical buildings, many of which are open for visitors.