Tower of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria with a view of Candelaria, Las Caletillas and with Tabaiba and Radazul in the background.
Candelaria is a town with a canarian identity. Located on the southeast slope of Tenerife, it finds its roots in the discovery of the image of Virgin of Candelaria by the ancient settlers, the Guanches, a fact that marks the History of the Canary Islands. The devotion to the image of the Candelaria begins before the conquest of Tenerife and since then, has remained to this day.
The visitor must walk through its streets to discover its charm. For example, the gastronomic offer will allow you to enjoy the flavors of the sea. Its rural medians open the doors to nature allowing the visitor to walk through its Trail Network.
Candelaria, located on the southeast slope of the island of Tenerife, has an area of 49.8 km2. It is located at a distance of 19 kilometers from the capital and 59 kilometers from Los Cristianos, the south of the island.
The Basílica de Nuestra Sra. de Candelaria, is the temple conceived to give cult to the General Patron of the Canary Archipelago, the Virgin of Candelaria. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of “Monument”, it constitutes one of the most important meeting places of the canaries, pilgrims and visitors
It has two towers on the main facade of 35 meters and a side, at the height of the cruise, 50 meters that completes a canarian balcony.
Photograph by Monica Volpin https://pixabay.com/en/users/MonicaVolpin-1476511/