The former capital of Tenerife and former headquarters of the general captaincy of the Canary Islands, something like the de facto capital of the Canary archipelago; the only city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Canary Islands; the model for all Spanish colonial cities in the New World… La Laguna is the crown jewel of the cultural heritage of the north of Tenerife and the whole island. We recommend this super cheap guided tour (6 €) to learn a little more about its history.