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Garachico

Garachico

Canarian city belongs to Santa Cruz de Tenerife region. Located in north-west part of Tenerife: Isla Baja. Borough is composed from lots of districts: La Caleta de Interián, El Guincho, Las Cruces, San Pedro de Daute, Genovés, San Juan del Reparo i La Montañeta. The town of Garachico with its port founded by the banker Genoese Christopher de Ponte after the conquest of Tenerife in 1496 year. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Garachico transformed into the main port of the island.

After a volcanic eruption in 1706 destroyed much of the city and the harbor. After that merchant ships started to use the port of Puerto de la Cruz and Garachico is a small fishing port.


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