The City Council of La Laguna (Tenerife) will extend until 30 June the informative activity ‘Discover the urban archaeology of San Cristóbal de La Laguna’, which invites visitors to discover the historical secrets of the city through a series of guided tours.
In a statement, the City Council explained that the initiative proposes a visit to the historic centre of the city, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, through the eyes of archaeologists.
The aim is to review the first three centuries of the city’s life, from its first settlers and founding nuclei, to the settlement of the great families and monumental architecture of later centuries, through a didactic, participative and original methodology.
The route runs through some of the main streets of the city, starting from the old Convent of Santo Domingo to the Plaza de los Remedios, with a duration of approximately one and a half hours.
During the tour, emphasis is placed on the archaeological excavations and interventions carried out in recent decades on outstanding buildings in the urban context.
In addition, special attention is paid to what archaeology can tell from the point of view of everyday life, with the aim of highlighting the role played by the anonymous inhabitants in the construction of the history of a city.
These visits, organised by the specialised company Cultania, will take place on Tuesdays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and Fridays from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. The timetable is Tuesday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Registration is free and can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.