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    San Cristobal de la Laguna

Location and site

Registration Criteria

Criteria (ii) and (iv): San Cristóbal de la Laguna was the first non-fortified Spanish colonial town, and its layout provided the model for many colonial towns in the Americas.

Historical Reference

  • San Cristóbal de la Laguna has two nuclei, the original unplanned Upper Town, and the Lower Town, the first ideal "city-territory" laid out according to philosophical principles. Its wide streets and open spaces contain a number of fine churches and public and private buildings from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Sr. D. José Alberto Díaz Domínguez
Alcaldía de San Cristóbal de La Laguna
C/ Obispo Rey Redondo, nº 1
38201 San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife Islas Canarias, España
+34.922 60.88.30