Parroquia de la Concepcion (Church of Immaculate Conception), Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Parroquia de la Concepcion (Church of Immaculate Conception), Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Church of the Immaculate Conception is not the Cathedral of Tenerife. That honor goes to the Cathedral of La Laguna. However, the Church of the Immaculate Conception does have five naves. No other church in the Canaries has five naves. The church is built over a chapel erected by the conquistadors when they landed on the island.

Inside the church is an image of Saint James the Apostle, patron saint of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The church holds a relic of martyred Pope Saint Clement I, donated by the Patriarch of Antioch. There is also a 15th century Gothic image of Our Lady of Consolation, patron saint of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The style of the church is both baroque and Tuscan. The bell tower, the stand out identifying marker of the church, closely resembles a minaret.

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Parroquia de la Concepcion (Church of Immaculate Conception) on Map

Sight Name: Parroquia de la Concepcion (Church of Immaculate Conception)
Sight Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (See walking tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
Sight Type: Religious
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