T.E.A. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

Price guide: Budget

Avenida de San Sebastián 10, Santa Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38003

Price guide: Budget

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By Andrea Montgomery, your Santa Cruz de Tenerife expert

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Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Sightseeing

Best for Culture - Expert review of T.E.A. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

The newest and most stunning of the city's many art galleries.

Designed by Herzog, de Meuron and Gutiérrez and opened in 2008, the T.E.A is a striking work of art in its own right and my favourite gallery.

Two geometrically shaped buildings with some 1200 windows in all, converge at a central courtyard to provide spaces flooded with light and air. The permanent collection features much of the work of local surrealist Oscar Dominguez, as well as pieces by such luminaries as Henry Moore. Temporary exhibitions on canvas and film cover the masters to contemporary. The website has full details.

Price advice: 

Entrance is 5 euros.

Expert tips: 
The small cinema shows movies in their original language with Spanish subtitles for just 4 euros. I saw Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' there as a new release.
Having an overpriced coffee in the stylish cafe is worth it for the venue.

More information on T.E.A. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes:

Price guide:
Art gallery
Avenida de San Sebastián 10, Santa Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38003
922 84 90 57
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Free tags / Keywords:
Oscar Dominguez

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