Lying in the fertile valley of the same name, the streets and buildings are monuments to it past cultural splendour. The old part of the town replete with the manors of traditional Canary architecture has been declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic interest.
A walk through the villa is a must when visiting Tenerife especially if it is made during the celebration of Octava del Corpus at the beginning of June when its streets are covered with flowers. What is of special note in this, the most important festival in the locality is the tapestry displayed in the town square woven in many colours and shades of volcanic earth from the Teide.
The most important monuments of la Orotava are the churches of la Concepcion and San Juan both dating from the eighteenth century and the fine Casas de Lercaro, Monteverde and los Balcones.