|UNESCO #929 - San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife - SPAIN|
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife - SPAIN - UNESCO #929
This is the second card from Tenerife. I've been in this beautiful Island a long time ago (maybe 15 years), but I hadn't the chance to visit La Laguna... got to go there one day. Muchas gracias Alfonso - now I have 69 (olé!) sites, only 912 to go. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
The historic ensemble of San Cristóbal de La Laguna in the Canary Islands (Tenerife) has outstanding universal value is an urban design that represents the concept of the 'town-territory' as the first example of an unfortified town laid out and built according to a complete plan based on navigation, the science of the time, and as the organized space of a new peaceful social order inspired by the millenary religious concepts of the year 1500. As the first non-fortified Spanish colonial town, its layout was the model for many colonial towns in the Americas.