Visit to La Laguna
I landed on the Tenerife North Airport on a Monday in November under a gray sky that threatened rain. I didn't care much because I came to the island to show that there is much to do outside the southern beaches. In my native Alicante the temperature was still half summer and that fresco with the smell of vegetation typical of the north of the island was good.
Our guide, Echeyde, picked us up and led us to the center of The lagoon so that we had our first contact with the magnificent Canarian cuisine in the Guaydil restaurant.
The colorful streets of La Laguna
After lunch we went to meet Fernando, from the Tenerife Bike Center.
We took our bikes, light and easy to handle, and went out to walk the streets of San Cristobal de La Laguna (better known as La Laguna), declared city Heritage of humanity by unesco in 1999, being considered a unique example of a non-walled colonial city. Founded in the last years of the 15th century by Adelantado Alonso Fernández de Lugo, it was a kind of test of the city model that would later be exported to the American colonies.
And is that when you walk through the squares and neat streets of La Laguna, with its low houses, of varied colors, and old stone buildings,You can feel that you are in Loja, Cuenca, Trujillo or Cartagena de Indias, colonial cities of Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, respectively.
Although it was a gray afternoon, the temperature was pleasant and the lagoons strolled through the center or drank a beer in one of the many terraces that dot the alleys.
The Bishopric on St. Augustine Street