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Portrait of an English merchant forgotten : Alfred Diston

On February 8th, 1793, Alfred Diston was born in the small English seaside town of Lowestoft in the county of Suffolk, In 1810, when he was 17 years of age, he came to the island of Tenerife, becoming one of the first British residents on the island in the early nineteenth century. His early years in ...Full Article

A medieval fortress like a home

There are many places in the Canaries where you can find various castles that were once used as a defence against attacks that the islands could ...Full Article

The pier of Puerto de la Cruz: an historical claim

The pier of Puerto de la Cruz has been linked to the history of this coastal town in the north of Tenerife from almost the beginning. ...Full Article

José de Viera y Clavijo, a man with a quest for life

Throughout the last year of 2013, various events were held to mark the bicentenary of the death of one of the most important figures in the ...Full Article

The church the people created

The English community in Puerto de la Cruz and cultural events : All Saint‘s Church as an example. In Puerto de la Cruz, Anglican worship was ...Full Article

Health tourism to thalassocracy: “The happy days of Puerto de La Cruz”

Tourism in the Canary Islands and specifically in Puerto de la Cruz has come a long way over the last two centuries. In a series of ...Full Article

“The valley of the scented breezes”

The origins and development of tourism in Puerto de la Cruz. Tourism in the Canary Islands has its origins in Puerto de la Cruz on a ...Full Article
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