San Cristóbal de La Laguna (1999)
Spain (Canary Islands)

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Spain 2001. San Cristóbal de la Laguna

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, in the Canary Islands, has two nuclei: the original, unplanned Upper Town; and the Lower Town, the first ideal 'city-territory' laid out according to philosophical principles. Its wide streets and open spaces have a number of fine churches and public and private buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th century. 

The urban layout provided the model for many colonial towns in the Americas. San Cristóbal de la Laguna is a suburban area of the city Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 

  • Spain 2001. San Cristóbal de la Laguna. The stamp is a cur-out from a souvenir sheet of 12 stamps featuring the Spanish World Heritage. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Spain (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Spain-section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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