Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Candelaria

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Over two centuries after a fire destroyed the church of Tenerife in 1789, Bishop Domingo Pérez Cáceres of Tenerife called for the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria to be built on its footprint. After being delayed by the economic crisis of 1931, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War, he finally commissioned architect Jose Enrique Marrero to design it in 1959. Its eclectic neo-Canarian style incorporates elements of various design styles historically used on the island. Dedicated to the patroness of the islands, the minor basilica draws over 2.5 million pilgrims every year. Inside, you'll find many bright murals depicting angels and saints devoted to the Virgin. The basilica stands on a square with many cafes ideal for sitting outside with a coffee and watching the world go by. Use our Candelaria online tour planner to visit Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria on your trip to Candelaria, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A charming place, faces the sea in a village of fishermen, as well as tourism, is very careful
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  • Beautiful Basilca must see ! Go inside and look around - you can even get close up to the Madonna ! and sometimes they have a Carnival there at nightime.  more »
  • In the municipality of Candelaria a singular Church time is the Basilica of Candelaria... nothing more to reach the municipality. Enter is the image of the Virgin of front and sided quarters with other images and another with candles where it gets money to make promises... I recommend walking around the village where there are ice cream shops and suggest...
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  • Religious or not, this is a great place to visit. The church, the statues and the monument have a great wealth of history and are very interesting to see and to read about. Also, from a geological perspective, how this area ties in with past volcanic activity is very interesting. The parking here is plentiful and there are a good number of restaurants if you want/need to 'take a load off' after all the walking around. Definitely recommend for a visit.
  • The Basilica is nice, however look out for fake "parking guides" in the area. They offer parking guidance for unsuspecting tourists to parking places that are for free parking anyway. Some of them even have high visibility vests for an official look. BTW the paid parking on the promenade is cheaper than these offers and 40mins free.
  • Worth a visit people very friendly lovely church nice walk on the front good bars and restaurants sander bank on the corner very handy if u r short of cash nice little gift shops as well not a massive place but a must visit 👍😁
  • The basilica is in the center of Candalaria. We placed our car in the town centre and walked over there. You could also park next to the basilica however most spots are already taken. The basilica is worth visiting it looks beautiful on the inside.
  • Green sculptures along the edge of the Temple square. A spanish inscription into the Basilica: "no hagan fotos"
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