Episcopal Palace or Casa Salazar
A historic monument in Santa Cruz-La Laguna
Its sober and beautifully balanced arrangement in the Baroque style makes many consider this façade to be the finest display of civil architecture in the archipelago.
Before it was acquired in the 19th century as the seat for Tenerife's bishopric and to house the Curia offices, it was used to run the El Porvenir Casino, and its piano was used by Teobaldo Power to compose many of his famous Cantos Canarios (Canarian Songs).
Inside, all around the patio lined with columns holding up the veranda, are a number of important works of art, with pieces by the painters Francisco Bonnin, José Aguiar, Mariano de Cossio, Manuel López Ruiz and Martín González, as well as sculptures including busts of the bishops Rey Redondo and Fray Albino by Mariano Benlliure.