Casa de los Balcones

Museums, North Tenerife

About Casa de los Balcones

Casa de los Balcones is a historic building that dates back to the 17th century and is one of the finest examples of traditional Canarian architecture on the island.

The house is known for its distinctive wooden balconies, which are a common feature of traditional Canarian architecture. The balconies are decorated with intricate carvings and provide an excellent vantage point for watching the street below.

The house has been restored and converted into a museum, and it is now open to the public. The museum showcases the history and culture of the Canary Islands, with exhibits that include traditional Canarian costumes, textiles, pottery, and furniture.

One of the highlights of the museum is the display of traditional lacework, known as “punto de Tenerife. The lacework is made using a unique technique that has been passed down through generations of local women, and the museum offers demonstrations of the craft for visitors.

The museum also features a range of workshops and educational programs, including cooking classes that teach visitors how to prepare traditional Canarian dishes, such as “papas arrugadas” (wrinkled potatoes) and “mojo” sauce.

In addition to the exhibits and workshops, Casa de los Balcones is also home to a gift shop that sells a range of handmade crafts and souvenirs, including lacework, pottery, and traditional Canarian foods.