Great Walking Trails - Beautiful Scenery, Warm Weather, Perfectly Marked out Routes - ARICO EL NUEVO - EL CONTADOR

In the past few years, the foot paths on the Island of #Tenerife have been worked on, improved and well signed posted.

They are a fantastic way of seeing some of the beautiful scenery which the Island is Famous for, this ancient path takes you through historic villages, ancient foot paths and much more.

It can be split into sections, for those of us who can't manage it in one go!!!

FranciscoFariña has written a detailed article on this ancient footpath including photo's showing you the way.on


It is in Spanish, but it's an excellent translation if you use Google.  If you enjoy walking/hiking you will enjoy, take a look.





Hiking, Trekking and Walking Trails, #Tenerife - El Camino Viejo de Candelaria ( The Old Walk Way of Candelaria), Tenerife


El Camino Viejo de Candelaria (The Old Walk Way of Candelaria) corresponds in some  parts to the old road which connected The Old City of La Laguna to Candelaria, it has a wealth of history and culture.

It has  become an annual pilgrimage route, between La Laguna and Candelaria, the pilgrims walking to pay homage to the Virgin of Candelaria, which can be seen in the Basilica in Candelaria.


The starting point is from the Church of La Concepción, The Church dates back to 1496, has gone through numerous renovations, it is listed as a Cultural (BIC) with a Historic Monument. It houses important sculptures by  Luján Pérez and many more important artefacts.

Starting from the Plaza de la Conception  next to the Church, take a small tour along Calle Obispo Rey Redaondo, where before you will find  the historic building of the General Captains built in 1624 the main feature being the porch which is made of Red Tufa and the Canarian style court yard.

Adjacent to this you will find the Corn Exchange, built in 1705 which housed the administrative offices of the island. This leads you into the Plaza del Adelantado where you will find the Palacio de Nava and the Monastery of Santa Catalina, convent of nuns which opened in 1611.

The route from La Laguna to Candelaria can be found on 'Senderos de Canarias' , it is in Spanish , but if you copy and paste it into Google Translate, you will find the full route filled with lots of
interesting historical information, well worth looking at.

Whether you enjoy walking, hiking or trekking this route takes you through some beautiful areas of #Tenerife and is one not to be missed.



Other Links:-

Tourism de Candelaria 

Tourism de La Laguna 

GOOD FRIDAY 2015 - ADEJE, #TENERIFE


Good Friday 3 rd APRIL 2015, The Passion Play , enacted in The Main Street of Adeje Town



 The representation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.


It's the morning of  #GoodFriday, the place is Adeje Main Street, the street is lined with spectators awaiting the the well known passion play that has taken place on this morning every year since 1999




The street has been turned into a huge theatre, to enact the last moments of the #Life and Passion of Jesus Christ, the actors and actresses are the residents of Adeje, amateurs that create the most touching authentic scenes and  with such a realistic atmosphere, you cannot help but be moved by it.








The play begins with 'Jesus on a Donkey' then  - last super, moves onto the prayer on the Mount of Olives, shows the betrayal of Judas - all the while they are moving down the street among the the normal people of the time going about their daily life, as they would have been, the whole street is just one big theatre.









Eventually the death on the cross.


Each year there are new faces and something a little different.




Adeje is truly one of the municipals heavily into culture and tradition, The representation of the Passion  being just one of the events held throughout the year, this particular event has been broadcast Internationally for several years now.

But you really need to see it live, it's something else...

Images from - http://www.adeje.es/

Links:-

Rural Hotels in Adeje