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Plaza de Patrona de Canarias, Candelaria

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Historic Site Landmark
The Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias is a large square in Candelaria, Tenerife . It is next to the Basilica of Candelaria, a meeting place of pilgrims and festivities celebrating the most important of the municipality. In this square there are also various bars and cafes.This square is considered one of the "main squares" of the island of Tenerife, together with the Plaza de España in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna in San Cristóbal de La Laguna.HistoryIn the place where they built the place had an ancient beach, where stood the convent and the old church of Virgin of Candelaria. In the center of the beach was the Castillo de San Pedro, which was built in 1697. This castle was designed to defend the church and convent of pirate attacks and looting. The castle was virtually destroyed in the storm of November 1826, it was lost in the original image of the Virgin of Candelaria. After the start of construction of the Basilica of Candelaria in 1949 created the need to build a large square that frames the basilica esplanade taking advantage of the natural beach.The foundation work of the square began in the late 1950s of the 20th century. Finally, the square is inaugurated on January 31, 1959, by the Bishop of the Diocese of Tenerife, Domingo Pérez Cáceres.
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  • A lovely square plaza the nine warriors standing guard are very interesting,great on a good weather day to wander ro.und  more »
  • Lovely square with statues of city rulers with their backs to the sea and the beautiful, majestic basilica. If the weather is good, the views are fascinating. When we went there, there only were 8 sta...  more »
  • Beautiful plaza where there are nine Guanche warriors standing guard. It is located beside the Basilica de Nuestera Señora de Candelaria with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Very peaceful!  more »