Port Day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, part 2


[part 1 here]

We left the market and walked towards the church. Along the way, we stumbled upon this little square and ended up staying for a bit because of an intriguing face sculpture.

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The double-sided face sculpture by Igor Mitoraj in front of the Guimera Theatre was popular selfie-spot. What a fascinating piece of art.

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View looking towards the street.

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Close up looking towards the street.

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The other side, view from street looking towards the theatre.

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Side view from street.

Continuing our pursuit of the church, we passed by beautiful buildings and a street with graffiti and murals. What an enjoyable stroll around the city this was. When we reached the church, we found out it was closed for renovation, what a pity.

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Further, we stumbled upon another church. Unfortunately this one's closed also.

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On the map that we were following, there was another church not far away, thus we headed that way. However, before we could go there we chanced upon a almost pedestrian shopping area, Rambla de Santa Cruz. This seemed to be the perfect time for a coffee/wifi break. At Cafe y Te, my girlfriend and I had coffee, the husbands had beers while the millenial had a smoothie. Why am I mentioning this coffee shop? Because of this:



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After the coffee break, we decided to stop looking for a church to visit and instead do a bit of shopping. Then back to the boat.

Let me reiterate that the downside to visiting a new place via a cruise is the very limited time one gets to spend in the city on port days. I find Santa Cruz very easy to visit and as far as I am concerned everything is walkable.

This is the end of the Canary Islands part of this cruise. Now on to another destination.

Comments

  1. I really like the double-sided face sculpture. It's so intriguing.

    I agree with you about the limited time to visit a place via cruise. That's one reason why I'm hesitant to go on another cruise.

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  2. I like the face sculpture, it's like it's looking at everyone.

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  3. Street art sculptures and cobblestone pathways - my type of places to visit.

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  4. The double sided face is fascinating.

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  5. Oh how beautiful this city is! I just wish our cities here would also feature beautiful sculptures made by our local artists. i really like the floor tiles on that bathroom. I would love to see those tiles also on a semi-outdoor lanai or ground floor garden. Beautiful!

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  6. Those street sculptures really are terrific. And of course even if I'd not read initially that these were pictures from a Spanish town, I would have known instantly. Spanish towns and cities just have so much vibrancy and character.

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  7. Amazing art and architecture! Everything is intriguing from the face to the tiles on the floor. Thanks for sharing your trip to a historic part of our world.

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