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Plaza 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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  • a nice little square with some history of the original inhabitants. what absolutely should not be forgotten. Very nicely made.
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  • A superb place sunny and overlooking the ocean, bordered by statues of the Guanches. The time is punctuated by the bells of the Basilica. Very nice restaurant with view of ocean and offshore wind. It is reached by pedestrian street lined with shops, a nice wall street art representative the boss of Tenerife.
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  • Its size is one of the most big island, but that more. When you arrive you recreas with the presence of the basilica and its Tower, Canarian balconies and its statues, somewhere special to the people of Tenerife and all the Canaries.
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