A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the island's most distinguished destinations.
A look at Tenerife's second-largest city.
Usually called simply La Laguna, and these days increasingly blending with next-door Santa Cruz, Tenerife's second largest island is one of its most beautiful spots, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 thanks to being a unique example of an unwalled colonial city. At its centre, the Plaza de la Junta Suprema commemorates an important historical event: the transfer of the capital of Spain during the invasion of the peninsula by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810. This entire process took place in these streets, and for this they will always be remembered. La Laguna is full of historic and grand buildings, monuments, and sites, perhaps the grandest among them being the Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedios.