|Local draught beer||$1.69|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$12.20|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$10.40|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$10.17|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$50.71|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$610.17|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.84|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$6.10|
La Laguna is the short name for the city and municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It was the capital of Canary Islands and 14 years ago, the historical center of La Laguna was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is full of outstanding architectural monuments and considered as the cultural and religious capital of the Tenerife Island. You can reach this coastal city by air via cheap flights to La Laguna. There are a number of hotels in La Laguna and most of them offer excellent food and lodging facility. To save maximum amount of money, you should buy tickets in cheap flights to La Laguna online and also book hotel rooms in advance. The combo deal offered by several tourism websites can help you save quite a lot of Euros.
Once you reach the city, you should visit its most celebrated landmark, Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. This Catholic cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin of Los Remedios. Inside the church, you can see the remnants of Alonso Fernandez de Lugo, the island’s conqueror and the city’s founder. The cathedral flaunts different architectural styles such as Neoclassical, Neo-Gothic and Renaissance.
Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán is another church in the town. This 17th century church has a Plateresque style entrance and some canvas paintings by the painter Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana. The city is home to the famous University of San Fernando de La Laguna. It’s the most ancient university in the entire Canary Islands, also having the most number of pupils. The university was established more than 300 years ago and today it’s one of the most sought after places for higher education in Spain.
If you are really interested in the historty of La Laguna, don’t forget to visit History and Anthropology Museum in Tenerife. The series of activities and exhibitions in the museum can help you understand the rich cultural heritage of this land and people living in it for centuries.
Swimmers and surfers should visit Los Troches and Roquete beaches. Both beaches are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of nature.