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Santuario del Cristo, San Cristobal de La Laguna

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Real Santuario del Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna is a Catholic church located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife . The sanctuary is famous for the fact that houses the image of the Cristo de La Laguna, very devotional image around the Canary Islands.This temple throughout its history was enriched by the Popes with indulgences which are granted to the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Next to the Royal Shrine is the Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna, the largest square of the city.HistoryBuilt in 1580 and founded by Alonso Fernández de Lugo, it is a site of Cultural Interest. The church has a nave, high and narrow, about 46 m long and 7 m wide. This was the first Franciscan monastery established on the island of Tenerife.You enter through a door beneath the choir loft. The back wall is occupied by a large silver altarpiece with a central niche on the bottom of carved wood and gold cross rests with the image of Christ.Real Shrine of the Cristo de La Laguna, was one of the earliest Christian shrines in the Canary Islands to receive the title and title of "Royalty". It was December 19, 1906, by King Alfonso XIII, on a visit to the archipelago together with the Marines, María Teresa de Borbón y Fernando of Bavaria.
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  • Sanctuary that venerates the image of the Christ carrying the name of the city, a carving of the fifteenth century. You can visit for free. Also in its interior is has with a museum pictotoico of San Francisco of Assisi.
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  • a place with much devotion to Tenerife for their great Christ of la laguna. It is a charming site, that exudes peace and meditation. the Church is very beautiful and with a few works of art spectacular, speaks much of our history. it surrounds an area very beautiful and of rest. place to see.
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  • Magnificent altarpieces of an incredibly well-preserved wealth. Exceptional! See also other churches which all have a feature to present.
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