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The arrival of the Guanches

Almost as soon as you step off the plane at the airport you hear about the Guanches, the aboriginal natives of Tenerife who wore skins, used stone tools and lived in caves. They’re something of a novelty, a tourist theme, but for a lot of people the reaction is, “Thank you, not now, let’s ...Full Article

The Spanish Royal Family of England

This is one of those historical ‘what-if’ scenarios. What if England had, through marriages with the Spanish royal family, become a satellite of Spain? ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife (Part VII)

El Semaforo de Igueste   If you sit in the Plaza de Espana in Santa Cruz facing north, and look along the coast to ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife /Part VI)

Today we’ve reached the final part of our tour and we’ll look at an official tour before we visit the oldest fort on the ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife (part v)

  We’ve travelled around the west and north of Tenerife on our tour and today we’re arriving back in Santa Cruz. Before Santa Cruz ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife (Part IV)

  This time, on our clockwise tour of Tenerife, we’re travelling from Puerto de la Cruz towards Santa Cruz, but before we get to ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife (Part III)

  So far on our clockwise tour around the island we’ve seen the Almeyda Miltary Museum in Santa Cruz, La Casa Fuerte de Adeje ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife ( Part II )

  In the previous issue of ‘Tenerife News’ the scene was set for an armchair tour of the interesting and often picturesque fortifications of ...Full Article

A tour of the fortifications of Tenerife

  Visitors to Tenerife come to relax in the sun for a holiday and many British have been tempted by the agreeable climate to ...Full Article
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