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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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  • This small cathedral is near a bustling farmer's market. Enter through the courtyard and at the front of the sanctuary is an exceptional statue of Christ. The statue was made by a Dutch artist, Louis ...  more »
  • The sanctuary del cristo is impressive. The church itself is a good example of architecture of earlier churches and construction is reflective of the available materials.  more »
  • This church is next to La Laguna Market Hall so you can combine both the spiritual and the earthly attractions in Plaza de San Francisco. In this church you see a sculpture depicting a crucified Jesus...  more »
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  • It is obligatory to visit it if you are in La Laguna. It is a church that from the outside looks small, but it is quite spacious inside. He has many years of history and still retains the doors made in tea. It is a beautiful place.
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  • For my it was very special, when I started covering my sweetness, tears they shed and leaving my mind was calm and very open missentidos: flowers smelled, listened to the birds singing... was beautiful
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  • Historical place. Altarpiece in silver. Sign of another era and another thought
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  • Very rich and suggestive sanctuary despite its small size
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  • This shrine is the most revered Christ of the Canary Islands. This place is also the headquarters of the Royal Pontifical and Venerable slavery of the Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna, whose purpose is to take care of the place, the image and cult.
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