Life in Puerto de la Cruz is increasingly linked to art, not only for the beautiful landscapes that can be enjoyed and that can be part of a canvas or a spectacular photograph. Also for the efforts that are being made to beautify the city thanks to the collaboration of numerous urban artists, to such an extent that little by little it is becoming a sign of identity for this historic city of Tenerife.
Portuense art at Fitur (Internatinal tourism fair in Madrid)
The municipality itself is heavily encouraging and promoting art. A proof of this is the action that will take place this January at the most important tourism fair at national level and of great importance internationally, Fitur. Two artists from the city will create a performance to attract visitors to the fair.
The artists from Puerto that will meet at Fitur for this performance are: the painter José Hernández, better known by his pseudonym Zenwars, and the photographer Alfonso Bravo. They form an artistic tandem that will surely achieve the goal that is intended: to enhance the experiences that can be lived in this city that is recording very important figures in terms of tourist growth in recent years.
The Art in Puerto de la Cruz
As we have said on other occasions, the art in Puerto de la Cruz is especially present in places like the Fisherman’s Quarter of La Ranilla. Here you can take a walk in its streets and enjoy some wonders of urban art that have been created in the last years to beautify their already well-known and picturesque corners. They bring a unique image and a differentiating experience to the tourists that walk here. It has stimulated the commercial activity of the area, with the numerous shops and restaurants, as well as boosting the market of crafts that is so important in this area of Puerto de la Cruz.
Artistic festivals in Puerto de la Cruz
But not only the Barrio de La Ranilla is a witness to the success of the fusion of urban art with tourism and citizen coexistence. The whole of Puerto de la Cruz in general is becoming a national referent in respect of urban artistic festivals which several times a year fill the streets with joy and culture through numerous activities. These are distributed in the most important and recognizable points of the city.
The Festival Mueca is probably the most recognized street art festival in Puerto de la Cruz. Its offer is based on exclusively offering artistic content for all audiences. Among the arts that can be enjoyed on the streets of Puerto de la Cruz during the celebration of the Festival Mueca are theater, music, dance, interpretation and any type of art capable of entertaining the citizens and tourists and transport them to new stories and worlds through your imagination.
It should also be noted that the Festival Mueca continues to be celebrated year after year, thanks to collective participation and citizen mobilization, which allowed it to continue even after the economic crisis that particularly affected Spain after 2009.
Noche en Blanco in Puerto de la Cruz
The Noche en Blanco (Night in White) is another festival that has been gaining importance. Athough in this festival art is not the central pillar around which to turn, you can enjoy on this day some artistic performances and Canarian folklore.
A wealth of experiences available to tourists in Puerto de la Cruz
The art on the streets, the activities that take place in Puerto de la Cruz, added to the history of the most emblematic places of Puerto de la Cruz, and the beauty of nature that can be seen in the north of Tenerife. This all creates a perfect setting for tourists to enjoy during their stay on the island an unforgettable experience.
To all of this can also be added, staying in recently renovated facilities and also suitable for rest and leisure, such as our Ambassador Apartments, where we would like you to stay on your future trip to Tenerife. All our team will be at your disposal to offer you the maximum comfort and all the information you need to not miss a detail of the most beautiful corners of Puerto de la Cruz and Tenerife.
Book now and do not miss the opportunity to live a perfect holiday where culture and art can also, if you wish, be an important part of your experience.
More information that may be of interest to you
If cultural experiences are on your road map during your visit to Puerto de la Cruz, you may want to know a little more about the House of the Royal Customs of Puerto de la Cruz, within which is the Museum of Contemporary Art Eduardo Westerdhal. Or also the Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz, where you can enjoy a permanent exhibition on the Guanche Pottery.
Puerto de la Cruz awaits you, an expression of living art through the streets of one of the most historic cities of the Canary Islands.