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The town of Candelaria in Tenerife. Interior of the basilica. Click to enlarge the image.The Basilica of Candelaria, in the neoclassical style of the fifteenth century, contains the miraculous statue of Our Lady of La Candelaria, patron of the Canary Islands.

The statue is a black virgin that the Guanches were found in a cave Mencey Acayno, and they moved to another cave beside the sea cave called Mencey Achbinico. On February 2, 1526 they have installed in the new basilica. In 1826, a wave was driven into the sea and Dominicans did sculpt a copy.

Pilgrimage since the fourteenth century; each February 2 inhabitants of the island come on pilgrimage to the basilica.

The basilica is located in the village square.

Much of this town, especially the upper part, is classified park. There are both vast pine forest areas from the back, passing through areas of junipers, until pouring Chafa, It is a very rugged region with beautiful landscapes.

The main attraction of the coast is of course its beaches.

EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
Candelaria means Candlemas.


Candelaria is located 15 km from Santa Cruz, the capital of the island of Tenerife.

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El Archete
Address: Lomo de Aroba 2 - cruce autopista E - 38530 Candelaria

Phone: 00 34 922 500 115

Opening periods: Closed 1st-October 15th and Sunday

Set meals - Carte: 26 € / 33 €


Renowned institution in the region, with several rooms with rustic atmosphere on the ground floor and three dining rooms more elegant upstairs. Combines regional and contemporary recipes.

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