Tenerife is not just a perfect destination for nature lovers; it is for art lovers as well. So if the arts are something that fascinates you, you might want to consider dropping by some of the island’s art galleries. Here are to name a few:
La Recova Arts Centre
Address: Plaza Isla de la Madera
Tel: 922 27 07 70
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 hours
Opened in 1992, this art gallery which holds different art exhibitions all year round. This is where the City School of Graphic Arts is also headquartered.
Municipal Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Calle Jose Murphy, 12 (Plaza del Principe), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: 922 244 358
Locally known as the Museo de Bellas Artes, this art gallery is also among Tenerife’s important art galleries. It has 14 rooms which hold a collection of various paintings and sculptures from the 18th and 19th Centuries like that of Madrid’s Prado Museum. Works of Canary Islands painters like Cristobal Hernandez de Quintana, Gonzalez Mendez, Gaspar de Quevedo, Juan de Miranda, Sureda, Bonnin, Pedro Gonzalez, Valentin Sanz, Alfaro, Guezala, and Oscar Dominguez among others are also hung in the establishment.
Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife
Address: Plaza Isla de la Madera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: 922 290 735
For photo enthusiasts, the Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife or the Island of Tenerife Photographic Center, located in Santa Cruz as well, features exhibitions from some of the island’s top photographers. Each year it holds the FotoNoviembre which is an exhibition looked forward to by many photo lovers.
These three art galleries in Tenerife will make an art lover’s vacation in Tenerife more interesting – and even if you are not an enthusiast, the collections featured in the exhibitions will make you appreciate the craft and genius of the artists behind it.