The beautiful town of La Orotava is firm proof that there is much more to Tenerife than beaches and nightlife. Known for its aristocratic heritage and exceptional architecture, La Orotava is famous for its ornate balconies, many of which are concentrated on Casa de los Balcones. The town was settled by noble families in the aftermath of the Spanish conquest and they set about a flourish of competitive building, a legacy that modern-day visitors can enjoy at their leisure. The west of the island was home to Tenerife's noble families who built many fine houses. There are many churches and monasteries here too - don't miss the gothic marvel of Iglesia de la Concepción. The perfect time to visit is during the festival of Corpus Christi, in early March, when the streets are decorated in flowers carpets. This incredible and unique site draws visitors from all over the world.