A Fine House...

The Drawing Room

We recently visited a beautiful mansion in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Built in the 18th century in a typical Canarian style as a nobleman's gift for his wife, the Ábaco, Mansión Canaria del Siglo XVIII has been completely renovated and restored and is open to the public. The rooms were sumptuously decorated and furnished with vibrant and intense colours, and several rooms featured vases full of Bird of Paradise flowers. It now houses a fine restaurant and is also used for events such as flamenco dancing and operettas.

The entrance hall

Bird of Paradise flowers

We were also treated to a horse show in the beautiful gardens, featuring majestic white and black Spanish horses.