Puerto Street Art, the project that hides the transformation into a museum in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto Street Art, the project that hides the transformation into a museum in Puerto de la Cruz

Cross port, an outdoor canvas, where the identity of the urban creativity makes sense in facades, streets or municipal furniture itself. The cause of this metamorphosis is port street art, a project that has taken advantage of the charm of the different spaces, their history and that of those who live there to rewrite the cultural and innovative character Township.

Sprays and brushes that draw figurative and abstract shapes and colors with which different artists integrate their vindictive messages or artistic visions in the gray of the urban landscape. Behind each one of the works of art that are exhibited in the tourist city there are several stories, that of the artist, that of the citizens of the place that welcomes them and that of the relationship that is established between all of them.

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If you are one of the lucky ones who will enjoy on August 6, Phe Festival, the concert more cool of the summer, write down in your agenda a walk to discover the urban art of Puerto de la Cruz. Because taking selfies on the beach with Teide in the background is cool, but going through the city like a detective, in search of the best photo of graffiti, interventions or murals, is priceless. You won't find enough filters or apps for your images!

Exhibitions throughout the city

Ro.Ro_1It was a natural process. port street art started in Puerto de la Cruz as a pilot project with the aim of improving the appearance of some facades in the neighborhood of La Ranilla, and was promoted by the Urban Development Consortium for the Rehabilitation of Puerto de la Cruz, together with the Department of Culture and the Department of Urban Planning of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council.

But the transition from urban intervention to "multidisciplinary open-air museum" came from the hand of well-known cultural events organized by the City Council, such as the International Street Art Festival of Puerto de la Cruz, Mueca, and the festival International Travel and Adventure Literature of Puerto de la Cruz, journey, and what in its beginnings was an initiative to dissipate the gray and the abandonment of buildings and streets, today is a explosion of color that has filled the city with ephemeral art.

And the transformation continues. Just like when you visit the Reina Sofía Museum, the Tate Modern, the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the MoMA, in the open-air museum in Puerto de la Cruz you will find up to five rooms structured according to the different artistic disciplines that have become part of the collection of port street art: in Room 1 you will find road interventions; in Room 2, sculpture on facade; in Room 3, mural interventions; Room 4 is made up of sculpture; and finally the interventions in neighborhoods make up Room 5.

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Look for the interpretive tables and totems installed in the city, scan the QR code and take your tour to find out who is each of the artists and works.

PSA currently has around fifteen urban works, "signed by internationally recognized artists" that continue to grow with the different cultural projects that support the Cultural Strategy of Puerto de la Cruz (ECPC2020), together with the coordination of the Puerto de Street Art work platform.

When you are walking around Puerto de la Cruz, look around you. Art haunts you...

5 reasons not to miss Phe Festival

Less than 20 days left. Phe Festival is here, and with the concert of 6th August on the esplanade of the wharf Cross port, a sample of the festival that we dream of having in Tenerife in the future. We know that devotees of good music will not miss the opportunity to join the experience, but if there is still someone undecided, we have chosen 5 reasons not to miss.


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1. It is celebrated in Puerto de la Cuz

Ok, we'll throw the topic: any excuse is good to visit Cross port, one of the most charming destinations in Tenerife with a mild climate all year round, multicolored skies and an intense smell of the sea. And it is because its history is linked to the history of tourism and today it is evolving by leaps and bounds to become a benchmark for cultural tourism. It is true that Phe Festival It is not the only festival that is celebrated next to the beach, within the wide range of summer offers in our country. But it is the only one that takes place in a destination where you can take baths in the sun or in the water of the Atlantic in beautiful black sand beaches (Martiánez and Playa Jardín) with the masterful figure of the Mount Teide at the bottom. Without leaving the promenade you will find the pool complex Lago Martianez, a work of art designed by Cesar Manrique where you can refresh yourself with all the comforts. Because art and culture can be breathed in every corner, from the beauty of the mansions and buildings that are part of its historic complex, to the different cultural projects that support the Cultural Strategy of Puerto de la Cruz (ECPC2020), in which its greatest attraction stands out, a city focused on culture that transmits its enthusiasm to those who visit it. Go, an ideal vacation plan.


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2. Great direct

Music is variety, and that is Phe Festival. Indie, rock, dance, electronic, artists to discover, the best national groups, proposals made in Canary Islands… Cycle, Of faith,The Red Room, Belako, Red Beard, Kostrok a firm commitment to groups that are a reference in the independent national sphere and electronics with international claim that do not usually go through Tenerife. Can we ask for more? Yes, Mr Paradise as continuity dj.


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3. Innovation and Culture also in summer

One of the most interesting proposals of the festival program are the meetings Ph I+C, which this year will analyze through encounters, exhibitions and networking the value of culture as an accelerator of the sustainable development of cities. Among many other things, they will have ambassadors from two first-rate cultural projects, one recently launched, such as the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote and the Benicassim International Festival, a veteran in these fights. If there is something that will be talked about, and a lot, it is the interactive installation of mapping from Simone Martin about sculptures of Julius Grandson. will be the friday august 5 in the Cultural Space Castle, one day before the concert.


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4. Cheaper, impossible

One of the efforts of Phe Festival is to offer entertainment and knowledge for a more than affordable price. An 8-hour concert with 6 groups for only €20? As it is. And the best of all is that for students of the University of La Laguna the ticket has a discount of 20%. And above the educational-informative day on Friday, August 5 is free. 


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5. Things of good eating

If what you like is good food, you will have at your disposal in the venue where the concert will be held a selection of gastronets (say food trucks) Y food stalls with the most varied menus so you can enjoy live music like a maharajah. As if this were not enough, in Puerto de la Cruz you have a interesting culinary offer, where you can taste everything from the best Canarian fish with wrinkled potatoes and home-style mojo picón to signature cuisine.

Phe I+C brings together experts in successful cultural projects that transform the environment in Puerto de la Cruz

The meeting is the inaugural proposal of Phe Festival and is held on August 5 at the Cultural Space Castle

The value of culture as an accelerator of the sustainable development of cities is the central theme on which the meeting will revolve Ph I+C, to be held on the day August 5 in it Castle Cultural Space of Puerto de la Cruz. A meeting in which promoters of projects of the first magnitude participate, such as the IBF and the Atlantic Museum, managers and artists who will share knowledge in what will be the opening ceremony of Phe Festival, appointment that is part of the programming of the project cultural environment the northern municipality, and which has the sponsorship of Tourism Rehabilitation Consortium, Tenerife Tourism, the area of Culture of the Cabildo de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz Experience.

Phe I+C, 'innovation and culture also in summer', wants to be a playful approach, without losing a certain informative character, which facilitates the relationship between the participants and all the attendees interested in sharing a day of debate around the management of cultural projects and certain implications with tourism. The Councilor for Culture of Puerto de la Cruz, Sandra Rodriguez, considers that "this type of activity provides added value of great interest to an already important event such as the Phe Festival”

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Among the speakers is Jose Moran, co-founder of the FIB, Benicàssim International Festival, who will analyze the role played by music industry as a tool to achieve urban objectives at the socioeconomic level. 'Musical Urbanism: What is the relationship between music and the city?' It will be the epigraph that you will use as a starting point to share your experience in consultancy, planning and development of cultural events.

Also the director of Image and Cultural Production of the Art, Culture and Tourism Centers of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Maria Jose Alcantara, under the title 'A museum in the sea??!!', will talk about the connection between art, underwater life and nature that the Atlantic Museum, recently inaugurated on that island, where nearly 400 submerged sculptures by the artist will be exhibited Jason deCaires Taylor.

Professor Emeritus of the University of La Laguna and PhD in Development Economics, Carlos Legna, joins the reflection on cultural management and its implications for tourism, providing a more theoretical-practical vision entitled 'Development, culture and technological change'. And various 'Environmental Readings for Rushing Intermediates' chosen by Gonzalo Prieto, president of the Para Team Cultural Association of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, will provide continuity solution and animate this participatory meeting.

Phe-I+C-foto-CastilloThe day will end outside the Castle with the 'Canary Wine Networking', meeting that will offer the opportunity to come into contact with professionals in the sector, network collaboration, exchange opinions and share doubts in an environment changer, innovative, constructive and dynamic. In the same space you can enjoy the installation 'Skin of light', a work of mapping interactive developed by the visual artist Simone Martin about sculptures of Julius Grandson.

Impulsed by cultural environment of Puerto de la Cruz, the group Power Changers and Phe Festival, with the sponsorship of the CajaCanarias Foundation and the collaboration of University of La Laguna, this initiative aims to delve into the knowledge of successful cultural projects that transform the environment, generate economy and other potential added values, to put them in relation to similar activities that are already being carried out in Tenerife.

Information on schedules, contents and speakers from Ph I+C (Innovation and Culture also in summer) is available on the web www.powerchangers.es as in the social profiles of Phe Festival (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and YouTube). Attendance at the meeting is open to the public and free until full capacity is reached.

Street snacks at Phe Festival: 5 styles of food trucks

The phenomenon street food will also be present at Phe Festival. An interesting selection of food trucks made in Tenerife will make a stop at the festival site installed on the esplanade of the dock of Cross port to offer culinary creations full of imagination, street spirit and high quality.

Deli on wheels so you can get your strength back and, why not, lick your fingers between dance and dance. Five Will it be the food trucks or gastronets What will they do at the concert? 6th August a more complete experience with the color, personalized treatment and that romantic air that characterizes them. Each of them with their own style and menu that we reveal here…


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1. Nice 1961

the specialty of Nice 1961 are the sweet and savory recipes that combine the flavors of Indonesia and Dutch culture: chicken satay Indonesian with peanut sauce and bitterballen Dutch ("croquettes" extra crispy from a meat stew). They have joined the food track movement in a 1961 HY caravan that they found in the historic city of Nice and have given it a second itinerant life.


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2. Roots

The classic sandwich acquires a new dimension in Estate: Stewed leg, vegetarian with Gomeran cheese, watercress and palm honey. You also find on their menu the pork burger and a hot dog gourmet.


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3. Flora the Cat

the cat flora offers delicious snacks and sandwiches for all tendencies and needs. Lovers of street food, gastronomy is their thing gourmet.


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4. Love-didas

Perfect for the festivals, the caravan vintage from Love-didas B&B Foodtruck are the sandwiches gourmet, typical Canarian sandwiches reinterpreted. Like the stewed black pig with blacksmith yoghurt sauce and orchard herb or the sardines with orange tomato, oregano and Guayonje onion (Madrid Fusión award).


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5. Cute Sky

Cielito Lindo Foodtruck walk through the streets, squares, parks, parties and festivals of the island the best burritos, tacos and nachos. The most Mexican street food so you can taste the good work of great chefs.

Phe Arounds, musical aperitifs in Puerto de la Cruz

The first edition of Phe Festival and there is even more desire to be able to enjoy the concert on August 6 on the esplanade of the Puerto de la Cruz pier. That's why we have good news We increase our programming! A selection from the island's music scene becomes the protagonist of the festivities Phe Arounds that on Friday the 5th at night, after the meetings Ph I+C, and on the morning of Saturday 6 they will set the indie experience in the premises white bar, Limbo Pub, Ace of Kopas and Ebony Brown.

We want to revolutionize touristic city throughout that weekend and that the celebration of Phe Festival be a source of joy, as well as a cultural, social and economic incentive for the people of Porto, following the work that has been done with Mueca, journey and other projects of cultural environment.

As an appetizer of the spark that they will bring us Cycle, Belako, Of faith, The Red Room, Red Beard and Kostrok, Cross port will welcome Phe Festival with concerts and DJ sessions to celebrate in style the great musical moment that lives those days.

The programming of Phe Arounds will start around midnight on Friday, August 5, with free admission, and will take place in Ace of Kopas with the best electronic music of Noise Selectors. The Weird dj set + MCR Selector will lead to white bar a selection of post punk and new wave and brit pop, while the tastiest Afro-Latin songs, to the rhythm of the most modern cumbia, will sound with fresh fruit in it Limbo Pub.

After the first contact, the Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m., Daniel Ferreiro and Jorge Chaik They will be in Ebony Brown with an acoustic concert that will travel through harmonies and sound nooks and crannies cared for in the smallest detail. Get ready to share the #phefestival experience with us!

Write down the schedules of Phe Festival 2016

You already have available the schedules of the presentation concert of Phe Festival what will take place next 6th August on the dock esplanade Cross port. Watch them, download them or write them down on your agenda, on your mobile or in your hand what you are going to find for more than eight hours with the best live shows from Cycle, Of faith,The Red Room, Belako, Red Beard and Kostrok that will turn the tourist city into the focus of the indie music.

Okay, yes, it's not to go crazy. It's not dozens of concerts for three or four days of uninterrupted music, but it's good to know when will the doors open (at 6:00 p.m.)  and what bands will make you raise your hands at nightfall and with which one you will stay dancing until dawn and thus be able to organize yourself with the gigs, with the grandparents, with friends, with the babysitter...

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There is very little left for Phe Festival 2016 And it comes with surprises! To toast with you for our first experience in Puerto de la Cruz you take a free beer with admission. And if the warmth leaves you wanting more, until 8:00 p.m. we have the Happy hour and for every two beers you buy you only pay one (2×1).

Do not think about it! Get a ticket for Phe Festival either on-line or in the points of sale and enjoy a perfect plan for some ideal holidays in Tenerife. We want to reach the sold out!

Trends take over Phe Market

Can you imagine a festival that, in addition to two days of direct shows, offered a fair of trends, art, culture, fashion and new technologies for the whole family to enjoy? That is what we want to offer you this summer in Cross port with Phe Market the days August 10, 11 and 12 a perfect vacation plan!

yes, in Phe Festival also we bet on daytime leisure so that the memory of your experience with us is the most complete. And it is that if we have something clear it is that the public that supports us and the environment that welcomes us They are the ones who will make it possible for our project to continue and grow year after year.

For this reason we are clear that the heart of Phe Festival is our Market: a outdoor trends fair, next to the sea, with a gastronomic terrace, exhibitors, a good atmosphere, a walkway, music, a rest area and a children's area. all this with the personal touch of our brand identity with which we want to make you feel at home and enjoy great moments. How we like to pamper you!

Fashion products made in Spain, beauty, independent brands, accessories, jewelry and beads are what you will find in Phe Market. But also decoration, art, photography, design, new technologies, gadgets, own merchandising, sponsors and artists as well as stands where you can practice DIY, in a lively atmosphere full of life and fun.

How could it be otherwise, in this phenomenal fair we bet on the new creators of emerging projects. How? The young promises not only will they have a specific installation on the premises to exhibit their ideas and work, but they will also be able to show their entrepreneurial initiative or creation in a three-minute presentation at the market catwalk.

To regain strength, you will have in Phe Market a varied gastronomic offer prepared at the moment and to take away, from the most traditional to the trendiest proposals, with local products and vegetarian menus, as well as juices, soft drinks, beers, wines, cocktails... yum, yum! In addition, you will have at your disposal picnic areas and islands of rest where to disconnect, relax and enjoy the feast.

If there is something clear to us, it is in our pact with the sustainability. For this reason, the entire organizational structure of the festival is articulated in the promotion of good practices of social and environmental commitment, materialized in  with the complicity of all attendees. Help us reduce our carbon footprint!

Imagine it: the Atlantic breeze, a special space, full of light and creativity, in a city devoted to culture, friends, a good atmosphere and you living an unforgettable moment.

So mark it in red On the list of things to do this summer: #Phe2017.

The call to register for Phe Market is now open. All requests received will be carefully studied to assess the quality of the projects and their suitability for the festival. Click here if you want to be part of our trends fair.

Do you want to feel like a star? Find us at Mueca!

What Mueca It is one of the essential and unmissable events in the cultural calendar. It is not fictitious, it is real. His 15 years of life elevate him to the category of big stage. Its offer of street theater, dance, music, circus or plastic arts is a reflection of the varied and plural offer that tens of thousands of attendees enjoy each year. It is a festival with capital letters thanks to the variety of local, national and international shows that make up its program.

If the International Street Art Festival has such a wide offer, it is because Cross port It has everything and for everyone. AND Phe Festival will also be! We love Mueca and have the opportunity to live it from within and share it with your audience it is a fantastic experience.

We like to keep the good traditions and, as we did last year (remember our happy stand?), we join the Mueca program to make our particular festival presentation.

Do you know that your thing is to sing? Do you feel like a rock star in the shower? We trust like nobody else in your vocal technique, in that you play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix and we know that you can become our next headliner. Success is yours!

Look for us on the esplanade of the Casa de la Aduana, in the Fishing Pier, where you will learn first-hand all the information about Ph 2017 and where your opinion and participation will be fundamental. There you will find our fun photocall in which you will feel like a true artist between lights, applause and cheers!

We will be the Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13, accompanied by the Mueca playlist, with more than 150 songs, 10 hours of the best music as an appetizer of the greats live that we will enjoy on August 11 and 12 on the dock esplanade.

In addition, as we know that there is a great desire to Phe Festival, we will also install a point of sale for the subscription for the two days of live concerts at a launch price of 30 euros. What are you waiting for to go there?

If we know one thing for sure, it is that living and enjoying Mueca multiplies the Phe 2017 experience. See you in Mueca!

Levi's confirmed at Phe 2017!

Levi's shares with Phe Festival the passion for committed and creative people who seek inspiration in fresh and unique proposals to enjoy them collectively. So let's join forces to #Phe2017!

The world's leading jeans company will be one of the great allies of our event, and it will do so with a prominent presence – courtesy of Group Number 1- in the zone Market of the enclosure in the esplanade of the wharf of Cross port… a tailor shop!

Endless possibilities await you there to get a unique and exclusive garment, that t-shirt or jeans that identifies you and will never be missing from your wardrobe. Because if something characterizes Levi Strauss & Co. is your bet on the innovation and quality, being, at the same time, a pioneer brand in the invention of jeans, a classic that never goes out of style and why not say so? should always exist.

And as if that weren't enough, Levi's puts at your disposal its entire network of stores in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote What official points of sale to make you with the payment of #Phe2017. What more reasons do you need to come?

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8 places to shoot a short film in Puerto de la Cruz

you know that in Phe Festival We aspire to be a platform that generates artistic and social actions with personality that inspire a committed and active public. That's why we don't want to only offer live concerts, which there will also be, and with a luxury line-up! Our hope is that whoever approaches Cross port the second week of august find a great entertainment experience made up of the sum of music, cinema, trends, gastronomy and innovation.

So we have launched with the call for Phe Films: an eintensive filming meeting for the creation of an audiovisual piece in Tenerife during the celebration of the festival. And we know that in the Canary Islands there are great creatives, very skilled with camera techniques, and for this reason we want to invite you to discover the potential of the tourist city, where culture is breathed in each of its streets, houses, monuments and landscapes, and turn them into the perfect movie set.

Do you want to be the next winner of the Goya for best short? We have prepared this list with some charming place ideas (or not) to shoot the movie of the century and win the Phe Films award (yes, it has reward). Throw a little imagination and action!

1.- Port Street Art

For those looking for original decorations, there is nothing better than discovering the urban art that turns Puerto de la Cruz into an open-air museum: Puerto Street Art.

2.- The legendary Taoro hotel

If suspense stories are your thing, there's nothing cooler than the old Taoro hotel, the place where Agatha Christie stayed during her visit in 1927 and now offers a more than mysterious aspect…

3.- The sea, one more character

We have also thought of those who prefer stories bathed by the sea, be it the auteur genre, catastrophes or romantic drama. For lovers of the waves and the smell of the Atlantic, Puerto de la Cruz offers two wonderful black sand beaches, Martiánez and Playa Jardín, as well as the natural pools of the San Telmo shoals or Lake Martiánez, a complex designed by César Manrique. Your stories will shine with the imposing figure of Teide in the background!

4.- The esplanade lighthouse bathed in a multicolored sky

If the previous ones have not finished convincing you, we have for you a more than obligatory location, the lighthouse on the esplanade bathed by the characteristic multicolored skies and its intense smell of the sea that will bathe any cinematographic story with charm.

5.- The Fisherwoman

Urbanites! You can also make use of its architectural and urban richness to create the most phenomenal cinematographic stories. In addition, a movie is not about Puerto de la Cruz if the Fisherwoman sculpture presiding over the Fishing Pier does not appear. And you know.

6.- Sports as an excuse

Puerto de la Cruz is the ideal place to practice sports in an unbeatable natural environment, outdoors and with a mild temperature all year round. Surfing, hiking, golf, paragliding or diving can be the perfect protagonists of your short film.

7.- Botany also matters

Did the above locations seem uninspiring to you? Don't despair! Explorers and nature lovers have in the Botanical Garden and the gardens of Sitio Liter two essential filming spaces with a lot of magic...

 8.- Phe Festival

It is clear that of all the filming sets that we have mentioned in Puerto de la Cruz, one is missing: Phe Festival. You feel identified with the good vibes of our proposal and you want to make a fashion film, an aftermovie or a music clip with summer as an excuse. We love!

Imagine it, write it down and film it… hush, it's filmed!

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As you know, our colleague ‘plug-in’ translator isn’t perfect, but Its good enough to get a rough idea of how cool PHE FESTIVAL is ;)

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