Among the local celebrations the most notable are The Carpets (Las Alfombras) made with lots of coloured earth from the Teide, with flowers, branches and marine sands, they are masterpieces of popular art. The Octava del Corpus, the Guildhall plaza and other adjoining streets are decorated three or four weeks previously. The tapestry in the Guildhall plaza needs more than two tonnes of volcanic earth gathered from the folds of the Teide area.
The pilgrimage of San Isidro, in May, is one of the most popular on the island.
|Calendar of Popular Festivities in La Orotava
|| Festivity of San Antonio Abad and Virgin of La Esperanza. La Florida
|| Holy Week
|| Corpus Christi . Festivity of the Carpets (Las Alfombras). Festivity of National Tourist Interest
|| Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza. Festivity of National Tourist Interest
| First week in August
|| San José Obrero and Santa Teresa de Jesús. Aguamansa
| Last Sunday in August
|| Virgin of Carmen and Christ of Mercy. La Florida
| First week in September
|| Crafts Art Fair and Pilgrimage. Pinolere
| Second week in September
|| San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza. Livestock Exhibition and Pilgrimage. Benijos
| First week in October
|| Our Lady of El Rosario and San Jerónimo. La Perdoma
| November 29th – 30th
|| Festivities of San Andrés
Quite outstanding are the curious barns for keeping straw, made of stone in traditional architecture and covered in straw, they can be seen among the cultivated fields in the municipality’s highlands.
Craftwork is centred around the lace work, knit work, furniture, musical instruments and baskets.
Cultural Interest Centres
San Agustín Culture House
Phone: 922 321 379
Los Balcones House
Phone: 922 330 629
It houses a crafts shop.
Lercaro House. Ponte Fonte House
Phone: 922 326 204
Baroque style building from the XVII century
Rómulo Betancourt Cultural Centre
Phone: 922 335 511
Caña Blanca Visitor’s Centre ( Teide National Park)
Phone: 922 373 391
Portillo Visitor’s Centre
Carretera La Orotava. Granadilla, Km 32
Phone: 922 356 000
Exhibits and film projections of the Teide National Park
Phone: 922 330 119
An edifice built in 1928 and later acquired by this society. A variety of exhibits and cultural activities are held.
Tafuriaste House Museum
Calle León, 3. La Orotava
Phone: 922 321 447
Crafts Museum Torre Hermosa House
Phone: 922 334 013
Ibero-american Crafts Museum
Calle Tomás Zerolo, 34. La Orotava
Phone: 922 323 376
Pinolere Ethnographic Museum
Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n.
Phone: 922 336 733
Municipal Tourist Information Office
Calle Carrera del Escultor Estevez, 2. La Orotava
Phone: 922 323 041
For Complete cultural information concerning Tenerife and the Canaries visit www.tenerifeculture.com