The feast of Corpus Christi has its historical origins in 1264, when it was instituted by Pope Urban IV, in the spirit of praise and commemorate the miracle of the consecration of the Eucharist. It is anthropologically akin to the cyclical evolution of the seasons, with the arrival of spring happens in the renewal of nature.
The implementation of the feast of Corpus Christi in Canary became parallel to the conquest, so that all locations of the Canary Islands celebrate since the consecration of Forms.
This festival is celebrated in La Orotava from its origins as a population, but began to take renown from the year 1847 when some members of the Monteverde family, under the inspiration of Leonor del Castillo, made a carpet of flowers to celebrate the passage of the Corpus litter outside his private house.
Carpets are one of the most representative artistic expressions of this fiesta. Carpets of flowers and volcanic sands that are made for the celebration of Corpus Christi, in its eighth day.
Its origin dates back to 1847, being direct descendants of that carpet that Leonor del Castillo made outside the House Monteverde.
Our tour will take you to enjoy this magical day with a guide who will explain the traditional manufacture of carpets. Later, we will visit Puerto de La Cruz with some free time before our return to the south of the island. If you are lucky enough to visit Tenerife these days, not to be missed!
Date: 15.06.23 Difficulty: medium Note: It is advisible to wear comfortable footwear due to the complex orography of the Villa de la Orotava. Because its slopes and cobble-stoned streets we recommend you avoid heels and shoes that slide easily.
The tour starts once all participants are on the bus.
Pick-ups can involve transfers to other buses.
Pick up will be at the closest meeting point to your hotel.
This tour may be subject changes to itinerary and timetable due to adverse weather conditions.
Suitable for people with disabilities or with reduced mobility.
A máximum of 2 wheelchairs per bus.
Priority seats on the front of the bus.
The degree of disability must allow the person to get on the bus assisted by an accompanying person.