Casa Tey

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922 41 14 36

Álvarez de Abreu nº 57
Santa Cruz de la Palma

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Monday10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday10:00 - 23:00
Thursday10:00 - 23:00
Friday10:00 - 23:00
Saturday10:00 - 23:00
Sundayclosed
Breakfast / bar / cafeteria / tapas / local products / terrace

The History of the Teahouse

The physician Franciso Tey from London, husband of the native-born Palmera Isabel Méndez y Mendoza, had the house built between 1718 and 1723 in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

 

Behind the stone facade there is an inner courtyard, from where a staircase leads also to the main salon with its eye-catching wooden ceiling.

 

The master builder Bernabé Fernández used blue and white Dutch tiles to enclose the coffered ceiling. The painting then continues on the wooden roof support.

 

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The house was later owned by the photographer Manuel Cabrera Castro (1879-1926) from Santa Cruz.

 

Many of his historical photos tell about the golden age. His grandchild, the current landlord Manuel D. Cabrera, opened the antique bulding to the public.

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The  „Indianos“ were born in the Tey House

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Today the Día de Los Indianos is the highlight of the Island Carnival, which became widely known far beyond the borders of La Palma.

Shop, Teahouse and more

casa-tey-verkaufsraumA breath of fresh air from the big wide world fills the premises.

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In the shop a selection of tea- and coffee specialities from different parts of the world are sold.

Moreover epicureans find a large range of wine from the Spanish mainland and of course also from the island, as well as local products, which include jams, liqueurs and cookies.

casa-tey-patioThose who are looking for a lovely gift find also handmade jewellery there.

The inner courtyard or one of the tastefully furnished rooms is a nice place to enjoy a delicious German torte or cake as well as a freshly prepared tea or coffee.

There are also tasty „montaditos“.

They are the ancestor sandwiches and bocadillos (open sandwiches). It is a typical Spanish invention from the 15th/16th century served as a small snack. Montadito derives from 'montar' = arrange, assemble and 'ito', the diminutive form. In fact, it is a slice of bread topped with all kinds of delicacies. You find a big selection.

Casa Tey is located in the Calle Álvarez de Abreu # 57.

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Events

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Sometimes interesting activities take place in the Casa Tey like: The 20's in La Palma, an antique photo exhibition or a cooking experiment of a potato recipe from the 19th century.

Manuel Manuel Cabrera takes pleasure in opening his house to visitors and for special events on special occasions -  the worth-seeing salon.

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