Ten Favourite Fountains on Tenerife

Wed, October 8th, 2014 - By Andrea Montgomery

From simple stone sculptures with a soothing tinkle, to all-singing, all-dancing, flashing lights extravaganzas, Tenerife has something of a fountain obsession. These are my personal favourites.

 

The Bathers, Costa Del Silencio

The Bathers, Costa Del Silencio. For their sheer surrealism, I love these strange, twirling bathers with their unseeing eyes, trapped in their perpetual, very public, dip.

 

Fuente Hermano Pedro, Vilaflor

Fuente Hermano Pedro, Vilaflor. I love the contrast of contemporary with tradition in this new(ish) fountain in the pretty plaza.

 

Lago Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz

Lago Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz. A refreshing spa treatment for swimmers by day and a burning kaleidoscope by night, this watery feature is perfect for its stylish surroundings.

 

Swan Fountain, Plaza Iglesia, Puerto de la Cruz

Plaza Iglesia, Puerto de la Cruz. This gentle swan fountain outside the church and beneath the boughs of drago trees is an instant stress reliever and smile inducer.

 

Hotel Gran Melia Palacio de Isora

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, Guía de Isora. As über cool as their deluxe surroundings, these rainbow fountains are in the plaza of this sexy, west coast hotel.

 

Fecundidad, Parque Garcia Sanabria, Santa Cruz

Fecundidad, Santa Cruz. One of the symbols of the city, the 77yr old Fertility sculpture created by Borges Salas brings serenity and beauty to Parque Garcia Sanabria. Long may she continue to do so.

 

Plaza de Los Patos, Santa Cruz

Plaza de Los Patos, Santa Cruz. For me, this is the city’s most beautiful plaza. The frogs and turtle of the fountain were created to commemorate the defeat of nelson in 1797 and are constructed of ceramic tiles from Seville.

 

Plaza de la Pila, Icod de los Vinos

Plaza de la Pila, Icod de Los Vinos. This simple, yam fountain in Icod has been here since the 18th century and is a lovely place to sit and relax. It’s right outside the Malvasía Museum too – bonus.

 

Plaza España, Santa Cruz

Plaza España, Santa Cruz. Designed by the acclaimed architects Herzog & De Meuron, I love the lake size of this fountain, the beach-like edge where people catch the sun and the perpendicular jet that spasmodically shoots skyward.

 

Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz

Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz. This voluminous cascade rushes down through dense foliage in a series of waterfalls in front of Hotel Taoro. Paths and bridges take you down alongside the rushing water through a tropical landscape.

Posted : Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:56 am
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