San Cristóbal de La Laguna
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, is situated in Aguere Valley, in the northeast of the island of Tenerife. It was the island's first administrative capital and nowadays it is still the religious capital of the province. The municipality ocupies an area of 102,06 km2. La Laguna es una monument town surrounded by mountains in a country spot of strong agricultural tradition. Its historical urban plan began to be built in 1500, being a significant model of a colonial, unfortified town with more than 500 ancient buildings still remaining. For this reason the UNESCO declared it in 1999 World Heritage.
Symbols of San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Since time unknown, it is used a purple flag with the arms in its centre.
Coat of arms
Granted by Queen Juana 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.
Or, an island sinople with a volcano proper spitting fire, all on waves azure and silver, between a castle gules and a lion of the same and above the Archangel Saint Michael proper, holding a spear in one hand and a shield in the other. Bordure gules, with the inscription Michael Arcangele Veni in Adjutorium Populo Dei Thenerife Me Fecit. Ensigned with, royal crown, open.
The elements in the arms symbolize the incorporation of the island of Tenerife to the Crown of Castile and Leon and its evangelization under the patronage of Saint Michael.
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