Estado, uso y gestión de la torre defensiva de San Andrés (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

  1. Elena María Pérez González 1
  2. Juan Diego López Arquillo 1
  3. Diria Morales Casañas 2
  1. 1 Universidad Europea de Canarias

    Universidad Europea de Canarias

    Orotava, España


  2. 2 Universidad de La Launa
I Simposio Anual de Patrimonio Natural y Cultural: ICOMOS España
  1. Lerma García, José Luis (coord.)
  2. Maldonado Zamora, Alfonso (coord.)
  3. López-Menchero Bendicho, Víctor Manuel (coord.)

Publisher: edUPV, Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València ; Universitat Politècnica de València

ISBN: 978-84-9048-826-3

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 239-245

Type: Book chapter


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The Tower of San Andrés was part of a series of 18th century fortifications for the defense of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). Its strategic location next to the Rambla de San Andrés has determined its conservation, caused by several stormy avenues, from 1706 when the first one was built, to 1770 when the third and final one was built, and it has reached our days semi-collapsed by the great avenue of 1895. In recent years, this cultural asset has been the subject of public debate among the residents of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in general, and among the residents of the San Andrés district, regarding its use, type of intervention and management of the tower. Despite the legal protection measures applied, the tower is currently in a state of partial collapse in its northern section, inscribed within a traffic circle and isolated from the public space of the San Andrés core. The site has lost its original relationship with the sea and its lack of maintenance is evident. This paper will analyze the role of social perception and participation in the management of this building and how it can determine its use and conservation.