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El Corte Ingles Tenerife - a prestigious department store in Santa Cruz

El Corte Ingles Tenerife is a huge, prestigious department store, situated on the main Avenida Tres de Mayo in Santa Cruz.

El Corte Ingles Tenerife

This is one branch of a large, Spanish organisation, with stores all over Spain and its flagship branch in Madrid.

Its name meaning, in English, "The English Cut", referring to a style of clothes making, the company first started out as a tailor's shop, back in 1890. By 1940, it had become a corporation. It continuously increased in size and power over the years, including, in 1955, the takeover of the department store chain, Galerias Preciados, which was its only serious competitor.

The immense building consists of seven floors of shops, plus a basement and a penthouse restaurant.

Just to give you an idea of the variety available, here's a run-down of what you can find on each floor:

  • Floor 7 - Another restaurant, cafeteria, holiday goods (travel, camping, beach), garden centre, hairdressers, travel agents, insurance agents
  • Floor 6 - Home furnishings - furniture, lamps, curtains, carpets, mattresses, etc
  • Floor 5 - Home appliances - kitchen items, such as cookers, fridges, glass and tableware, DIY store, pet accessories
  • Floor 4 - Up-to-date fashion shops for the young, including sports wear
  • Floor 3 - Babies and young children clothes, toys, Disney Store, men's women's and children's footwear
  • Floor 2 - Men's fashion, technology - audio, telephone, computer
  • Floor 1 - Women's fashion, clothes for pregnant women
  • Ground Floor - Books, stationery, DVDs and CDs, photography, fashion accessories, tobacconist, perfumes, jewellery, watches, optician, chemist
  • Basement - Supermarket, bakery, patisserie, coffee shop

Further underground, there is also a large carpark.

Opening Times
Every Day10am-10pm

contact details:

Telephone: (+34) 901 122122
Email: servicio_clientes@elcorteingles.es

El Corte Ingles Tenerife

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