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  • Route La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Úrsula
  • Route La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Úrsula
  • Route La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Úrsula
  • LA FUENTE DEL PINO, NATURAL SPRING
  • LA FUENTE DEL PINO, NATURAL SPRING
  • LA FUENTE DEL PINO, NATURAL SPRING
  • LOS NATEROS FARMLAND AREA
  • LOS NATEROS FARMLAND AREA
  • LA VICA VIEWPOINT
  • LA VICA VIEWPOINT
  • SAN ANTONIO
  • SAN ANTONIO
  • SAN ANTONIO
  • SAN ANTONIO
  • PUBLIC LAUNDRY IN THE BARRANCO DE LOS SAUCES
  • PUBLIC LAUNDRY IN THE BARRANCO DE LOS SAUCES
  • PUBLIC LAUNDRY IN THE BARRANCO DE LOS SAUCES

Route La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Úrsula

Discovering the region of Acentejo

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The route between La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Úrsula is an excursion along the north slopes of Tenerife and the area known as Acentejo, where you will discover a region of contrasts, with craggy cliffs reaching down to the coast and riven by gorges and ravines. History and tradition are present at every corner along the route which gives you the opportunity of becoming familiar with some of the Island's most deeply-rooted customs, and discover the natural and cultural heritage of the land and its people.
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LA FUENTE DEL PINO, NATURAL SPRING
The Fuente del Pino (Pine-Tree Spring) is located in the Cabrera Ravine, in the middle slopes of the municipality of La Matanza. The place is intimately related to the customs of the town, because this is where the residents came to satisfy their need for water.
LOS NATEROS FARMLAND AREA
From the earliest times, agriculture or farming has been closely linked to the development of these towns and this is why farmland has shaped the landscape you will be travelling through on a good part of our trip.
LA VICA VIEWPOINT
In this area of the north of Tenerife, farming and nature have both shared in creating an environment of particular importance In the areas of the municipality at the highest altitude; the pine forest paints a green backdrop which contrasts with the volcanic earth of the San Antonio Mountains, with the chestnut trees and the vines.
SAN ANTONIO
The suburb of San Antonio is one of the villages belonging to La Matanza most deeply rooted in its history of subsistence farming. Its origin is linked to one of the most famous events of the Island conquest, the Church of San Antonio being erected soon after records began. The church was constructed by the conqueror Antón Vallejo as a promise to the saint [Saint Anthony] after saving his life during the Battle of Acentejo.
PUBLIC LAUNDRY IN THE BARRANCO DE LOS SAUCES
Traditionally, in rural zones, the method used for washing clothes was in ravines, where the washerwomen made use of the running water, or in springs, streams or irrigation channels. It was not until the XIXth century that the first public clothes washing basins were built and they soon acquired an important role in the society of the period. The women of the area came several times a week to wash the clothes of their own families or those of the wealthier families round about. These gatherings were the perfect opportunity to exchange the news and views, and of course gossip, about the village and its residents.

Where to sleep


HOTEL RURAL VICTORIA

Dirección:Hermano Apolinar Street , 8. La Orotava

Tel:922 331 683

Member of the Club Tenerife Rural


CASA RURAL EL ALJIBE (country cottage)

Dirección:Main road from Tacoronte to Tejina, 135-G. Tacoronte

Tel:610 051 285

Member of the Club Tenerife Rural.