The neighborhood of La Ranilla is undoubtedly one of the most charming neighborhoods in Puerto de la Cruz and a point that should obligatory for all people who wish to enjoy the city by taking a walk through its most emblematic streets.
Where is the neighborhood of La Ranilla?
The fishing district of la Ranilla in Puerto de la Cruz runs from the Plaza del Charco to the Peñón del Fraile, and a little further on you will find Playa Jardín to culminate the walk with a beautiful sunset in this set of beaches, walks and Gardens designed by the great César Manrique.
What can you find in the Barrio de La Ranilla?
In addition to being able to enjoy some very picturesque images of Puerto de la Cruz, due to the color of this neighborhood, together with the street art that in this area can also enjoy, the neighborhood of La Ranilla is an area where you can also find a large amount of Shops and restaurants, making it a perfect place to take a break from a walk in Puerto de la Cruz and take sit down while having lunch or a beer in one of the restaurants.
Also, crafts play a fundamental role in this area of Puerto de la Cruz, as well as the art and creativity that flood many murals that are in its streets.
The history of La Ranilla neighborhood
The name of the neighborhood of La Ranilla comes from the first person who settled in this charming place today: this is the soldier Ruiz Ranilla.
At that time, it was a predominantly fisherman’s neighborhood, one of the most important economic activities in the original times of Puerto de la Cruz.
The Barrio de La Ranilla decades and centuries ago, was a neighborhood that accentuated, in times of the rich past, the difference of social classes in Puerto de la Cruz. On the one hand you could find the upper class of society in the area of the Plaza del Charco, and on the other hand, the neighborhood of La Ranilla, where the poorest class of those times was settled.
These are past times, and today, in Puerto de la Cruz, these class differences are not appreciated. The Ranilla neighborhood has become an avant-garde place, in which its inhabitants can feel tremendously proud to be part of it.
Among the events that can be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz, the Festival of the Wool is one of those located in the neighborhood of La Ranilla, in addition to being one of the most important points in which you can enjoy performances when the Mueca Festival and the Night in White take place.
What feelings does the neighborhood transmit?
A walk through its streets, is a walk through time, since it is the origin of the city of Puerto de la Cruz, one of the oldest areas of the city, which have been perfectly renovated to improve the aesthetics of the area, but without losing its history and its personality.
On the other hand, the friendly nature of its people and the people who work in the establishments of this area, make it a neighborhood with even more charm if possible, a particular joy that is transmitted through the personality of its inhabitants and through the art that floods its streets and that endows of enormous beauty this neighborhood.
Street Art in La Ranilla
Thanks to initiatives such as Puerto Street Art, the Barrio de La Ranilla has embellished its streets with urban art.
All this rehabilitation and beautification of the streets has taken place during some of the most important festivals that are enjoyed today in Puerto de la Cruz, such as the Festival Mueca or Periplo, and have been developed by important international artists who have left in this picturesque neighborhood of Puerto de la Cruz their talent as creatives.
All the murals that can be enjoyed in this area, are tremendously colorful and cheerful, and the inhabitants of Puerto de la Cruz are happy with this initiative that has undoubtedly added an value to the La Ranilla neighborhood.
Get to know the art of La Ranilla
Art, crafts and history of fishermen and the origins of Puerto de la Cruz is a summary of what you will find in the small neighborhood of La Ranilla which you can enjoy with your own eyes if you decide to spend a few days in this wonderful city full of experiences to live.
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