The San Cristóbal Castle Interpretation Centre

Craftwork in Santa Cruz - La Laguna

The San Cristóbal Castle Interpretation Centre is an interpretive option allowing visitors to discover and contextualise the remains of the wall of San Cristóbal Castle and find out more about the island’s history and defensive system.

The Centre shows the defensive system Tenerife had, with a tour not only of the Santa Cruz castles, like San Cristóbal, San Juan and Paso Alto, but also those spread over the rest of the island’s geography, some of which are still standing, like San Felipe Castle in Puerto de la Cruz or that of San Miguel in Garachico.

The Tigre cannon is also on show. This is a piece of incalculable historical value which was decisive in the defeat of the English admiral Horatio Nelson in his attempt to invade Tenerife in 1797.

Other details

Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December, 1 and 6 January and Carnival Tuesday.

Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm.

Plaza de España 38003 SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE