Tenerife Santa Cruz

Last time we were in Tenerife we ​​also added a cruise ship in MSC Cruises navy, namely MSC Splendida. This time it was instead MSC Armonia which added to the dock, though much further away than last. Only the distance from the harbor pier was close to 1,5 km long. For those who want to take a taxi there were in our case cars just outside the ship and taxi is cheap. Now we would like to touch us so we decided to go even if it took a while before we found ourselves at Calle de Castillo, one of the main shopping streets.

La Laguna
La Laguna

Even here it became cheap; A good Friday in Spain is not very open, and we decided instead of asking the staff at a restaurant if they had any tips on other cozy areas to discover. Well, they had: "Take the tram over there to La Trinidad, then you come to La Laguna, it's cozy! Remember who it was like was the man, log the man. "

Such advice can sometimes make me nervous as if they laugh behind their backs when they send the faithful tourist to the ending place up in the mountains along a local tram line, far from the ocean and city center.

Iglesia-Parroquia Matriz de Ntra Sra de La Concepción
Iglesia-Parroquia Matriz de Ntra Sra de La Concepción

The feeling was strengthened as we stepped off and the house façades were graffiti-sprayed and the atmosphere all but charming. Just as we were about to turn back, we thought something a bit away and decided to take a quick look at all, something we did not regret.

Suddenly we were on just such charming streets we were looking for; lined with colorful houses with cozy tapas bars and fine but admittedly easterly shops. Inside a tired facade on Calle Herradore's 59 we found a modern and delicious gourmet market where we tried homemade Italian ice cream in the flavors of liquorice and grapefruit. Great good!

With the ice-cream in hand, we strolled through gigantic wooden gates, cathedrals, palm-lined squares and relatively many people who enjoyed the nice weather and the unemployment that gave the Spanish families time to hang out. Quite soon we noticed that everyone seemed to wait for something more, and soon we saw what it was; a pumpkin Easter procession.

Spanish Easter ceremony
Spanish Easter ceremony

The follow was just heading out of the church with children and adults, dressed in black caps and carrying silver crowns, the adults with their top hatred symbolized punishers or sinners.

Unfortunately, we did not stay for a long time as it was time to get back to the ship. As we stepped on the tram and left La Laguna for the trip back down to Santa Cruz de Tenerife I thought of the waiter who hinted us and sent him an extra thank you in mind!

Heidi RovenAtlanticBlogMSC ArmoniaMSC CruisesDaytrip experiencescanary cruise, canary islands, la laguna, msc armonia, msc cruises, santa cruz de tenerife, semana santa, tenerife, TenerifeLast time we were in Tenerife we ​​also added a cruise ship in MSC Cruises fleet, namely MSC Splendida. This time, it was MSC Armonia, who added to the dock, but far further away than last. Only the distance from the harbor pier was close to 1,5 km long. For...Cruises - news, great tips and advice