Indeed, Plaza de Espana (written with ñ and tilde in Spanish) has hot news.
The biggest town square of the Canary Island archipelago is now linked to the
seaside. The works were accomplished by the middle of 2017.
First steps for it were taken already in 1929. Then the Fort Castillo de San Cristobal which took up an area that was about the size of today's lake at the Plaza was torn down. Why? It's former strategic importance had become irrelevant. Only the Castillo Negro is still standing proud of all Artillery defense posts that long ago extended the main Fort along the shore in two directions. Also left is the memory of the glorious victory over the Sea Admiral Nelson who was the last who had tried to attack the ancient military complex from its landside.
Today's connection with the sea front has been achieved in 2006 with a slightly arched bridge. It starts just over the road from the enormous artificial lake.
A yacht harbor is opening up in front, once you are on the downward track.
It's by the blue icon on the Google map where you find the Monument de los Caidos (fallen soldiers) or the former Castillo de San Cristobal next to the "Tunnel".
Also make out important buidings on the map shown. They are the Cabildo adrministration headquarters of Tenerife and beside it the Casino which is not a place to gamble but a cultural center. Then, there are the capital's main post and communication offices with a tall commercial building beside it. The monument of the Caidos by Franco with an arched semi circle collonade stand in the background in front of the Cabildo.
Simply cross the Avenida de Anaga road next to the easily visible underground parking entrance to get to the bridge.
Now, all who arrive from cruise liners or with their own yachts find literal cordial welcome written on the floor. It greets them in the strategically most convenient part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In fact now, you can walk all along the seaside from the Auditorium opera house as far as the new Cruiser terminal.
Of course, you can turn off before to go to Plaza de Espana.
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