La Orotava

Tenerife                                                    Photos by Hetty

1st March 2018

We wandered around La Orotava, an old town founded in the 16th century by Spanish invaders; a wealthy town in its day

Puerto de la Cruz below

Former monastery

La Casa de los Balcones, built in 1632, now a museum

The town hall square, which they cover with sand art at a festival

Sand art

9 water-powered mills, originally for sugar, remain from the 17th and 18th century – one still working

A dragon tree


Birds of paradise plants (and other of our ‘house plants’) are in the gardens

Next – Cruz de Carmen to Punta del Hildago

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