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Basilica of Candelaria, Tenerife

Basilica of Candelaria

Candelaria, Tenerife

The Basilica of the Royal Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Candelaria, (Spanish: Basílica y Real Santuario Mariano de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria or simply Basílica de la Candelaria) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica, the first Marian shrine of the Canary Islands, located in the municipality and city of Candelaria on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). It is located some 20 km  south of the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The basilica is dedicated to the Virgin of Candelaria (Patron of the Canary Islands). Designed by architect José Enrique Marrero Regalado, it is listed as a Site of cultural interest by the Government of the Canary Islands.
The Virgin of Candelaria is a black Madonna. Read more about the history of this beautiful place by clicking on the link.


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