Victoria Gardens (Jardines Victoria) are in La Orotava, in the north of Tenerife, and are the works of the French artist Adolph Coquet.
They were inaugurated in the 19th Century, and two centuries later they have become a symbol of La Orotava, perfectly combining with the stately atmosphere that characterises the town.
A bit of history
The Gardens have an aristocratic background as they were created on the orders of the De Ponte family to bury the body of the Marquis of Quinta Roja, after the Catholic Church denied him a Christian funeral due to his links to Freemasonry. In the end, the Marquis did have a Christian funeral, but the Gardens have remained to embellish the north of the island.
They are tiered gardens that offer an impressive panorama of the Villa de La Orotava. The flowers and the fountains help shape a magical path to highlight the mausoleum situated at the top of the gardens, which was built with the intention of being Diego del Ponte’s eternal resting place.
Opening hours and prices
Entry is free and you can visit 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday, then 9.30am-8.30pm Saturday and Sunday.
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