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User Image nicoleanne1 Posted: Dec 16, 2017 10:08 PM (UTC)
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I like this place ⚓️🏗
User Image heraldical Posted: Dec 16, 2017 9:20 PM (UTC)
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San Cristóbal de La Laguna
#🇪🇸 #SanCristóbaldeLaLaguna (commonly known as #LaLaguna, is a #city and municipality in the northern part of the island of #Tenerife in the Province of #SantaCruzdeTenerife, on the #CanaryIslands (#Spain). The city is the third-most populous city of the #archipelago and the second-most populous city of the #island. La Laguna's historical center was declared a #WorldHeritageSite by UNESCO in 1999. The city was the ancient capital of the Canary Islands. La Laguna lies right alongside the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, thus the two cities and municipalities form a single large urban center, linked by tram.

The city is home to the #University of La Laguna which is home to 30,000 students; these are not included in the population figures for the city. La Laguna is considered to be the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Also there is in the habit of being calling the "#Ciudad de los Adelantados", for having been the first university city of the archipelago.

The #coatofarms was granted by Queen Joanna of #Castile on 23 March 1510, as arms of the island of Tenerife. The town of La Laguna, being the capital of the island during the first times after the Conquest, adopted this #emblem as its own. It features an island with a #volcano spitting fire, on waves, between a #castle and a #lion, and above the #Archangel Saint Michael, holding a #spear in one hand and a #shield in the other. In the border, the inscription Michael Arcangele Veni in Adjutorium Populo Dei Thenerife Me Fecit. These elements symbolize the incorporation of the island of Tenerife to the #Crown of Castile and its evangelization under the patronage of Saint Michael.

The place where the city is built belonged to the Menceyato de #Anaga, which was one of nine aboriginal Guanche kingdoms on the island until the Kingdom of Castile's conquest. It is also known that the whole valley of #Aguere (where the city lies) and especially the large #lake that was in this place, was a place of pilgrimage for the #aborigines of the island.
User Image levainreda Posted: Dec 16, 2017 7:33 PM (UTC)

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Det blev inte mer ljus än så här idag. Helt okej ändå...

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