La Laguna city, placed in the north of the Tenerife Island, was founded in1496 by Alonso Fernández de Lugo. It was the capital of the island after the Spanish conquest of the islands. In the 18th century the capital was moved to Santa Cruz de Tenerife . Santa Cruz has since been the capital of the island of Tenerife.
Main spots in La Laguna:
– Historic city-centre. For an interesting cultural visit, we would recommend a walk through the streets of La Laguna; there is so much to see that it is impossible to establish a single route.
– The international airport at Los Rodeos was opened and became the most used airport on the island until Reina Sofía Airport was built in the south of the island.
– The University of La Laguna was founded in 1701, one of the oldest universities in Spain.
– Shopping area. The city has the most attractive European-style shopping district in the Canaries. We offer an alternative to the covered shopping malls of other towns: You can find a wide range of quality outlets, from famous brands to locally produced goods.
In December 1999, Unesco declared the city a World Heritage Site and several streets of historical significance are now closed to automobile traffic.