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Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly known as Santa Cruz) is the capital and largest city of Tenerife. It's also the capital city of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas. Located in northern Tenerife, Santa Cruz is a bustling city, as well as a shipping port. Some of the islands best sightseeing attractions are found here, including ‘The Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife', which is a huge botanical garden featuring one of the world's largest collection of palm trees. There are many museums too, including 'Museo de la Naturaleza y El Hombre', which is dedicated to the fascinating geography of the island. And, every February, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, hosts the month-long 'Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife'. A vibrant celebration, it attracts around a million people from all over the globe.
Tenerife is a duty free area; it's the perfect place to purchase wine, spirit, perfume or electronic items. If you fancy sampling Tenerife's local produce, head to the local markets, including the flea market that's held in Santa Cruz every Sunday morning. Local handicrafts, such as pottery and embroidery are sold here.
The local currency is the Euro. Santa Cruz is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
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