Architecture in Tenerife, Spain

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While elements of major European architectural trends did filter their way into Tenerife, the island has never stepped back from its own island tastes. From pastel-colored Canarian houses with their traditional balconies to elegant chapels, shore-side castles and even cave homes, Tenerife's architecture without a doub tmaintains a flavor of its own.

Many of Tenerife's towns and cities boast perfectly conserved historical quarters; the quaint, distinctively Canarian architecture has earned many of these towns awards, distinctions and even World Heritage protection from UNESCO.

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