Santa Cruz de Tenerife facts

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife (in red) on a map of Tenerife
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Auditorio de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the Canary Islands. It is situated in Tenerife, the biggest and most important (political and economic) island of the Canary Islands.

The city is home to the Parliament of the Canary Islands. With a population of 222,417 in 2009. During the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, thousands of people take to the streets each year for over a week. On January 18, 1980 it was declared a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism, and is one of the world's largest carnivals.

Attractions

  • Auditorio de Tenerife
  • Torres de Santa Cruz
  • Plaza de España
  • Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife
  • Parque Gracía Sanabria

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