Plaza de Patrona de Canarias, Candelaria

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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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  • The main square is placed at the end of a street with shops and ice cream parlors, as well as close to playa de la arena (which disappears at high tide). Numerous bars and restaurants surround. Also worth a visit for the statues of the kings who ruled the island in the pre Hispanic.
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  • We have gone to visit the Virgin before the dates of August which is when more influx has. This should pass through the plaza of the Basilica that go with children is fine since it is very wide and can go even with bikes and balls. Care if it makes wind since the flu are falling.
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  • My every trip to Tenerife I went to visit this place. Suggestive, the huge statues stand guard at the Virgin Mary inside the Basilica, windy and with a sea always angry but that scent that sea! Then there's the square bar Candelaria: you want to dine with fresh fish, stop them!! Despite appearances of scruffy local eat well! Clean bathrooms
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