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Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria

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Address: Candelaria, 38530 Candelaria, Tenerife, Spain
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Beautiful place

We visited early on a Tuesday morning (9am) Never before have I got emotional when visiting a building, but as soon as you walk into this place it just hits you. This is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited early on a Tuesday morning (9am) Never before have I got emotional when visiting a building, but as soon as you walk into this place it just hits you. This is the locals church and they very kindly let us tourists invade their privacy. Beautiful place and beautiful people.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is surprisingly calm and uncrowded here. We past by on our way to the South airport. The basilica is a 1950s building and kind of the only sight in the town. Rather not worth a distinct trip. The statue of the virgin is a copy.

Thank kr0elle
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Statues amazing a few shops and bars Madonna is in a different place strange need to explore surrounding streets

Thank shirley h
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like churches etc but it is nice little town with good looking basilica next to the beach short walk with views from town ( free parking for 1 hour, then paid but not expensive)

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Kosice, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This basilica with the statue of Virgin of Candelaria (a black one) is the reason why Candelaria is a pilgrimage capital of the Canary Islands. However, I liked the view of the basilica from the outside more than its interior. The windswept statues of 9 menceyatos beautifully contribute to the atmosphere. Btw, actually there only were 8 of them. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Little town of Candelaria is located around 15 km south from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Capitol of Tenerife off TF-1 motorway. Basilica staying at the end of shoping street. Building itself seems to be quite big but interior give opposite feelings. On the square in front of basilica you can find few statues of former chieftans of Gaucho - people... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took a day trip here and really enjoyed the experience. The history of the Black Madonna very interesting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Nice if you like that kind of thing.. some nice history however and interesting to look around. Set in a lovely square with nice bars.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Home of the Black Madonna makes this church stand out from the norm. The square outside often is used for fiestas and is a very pleasant place to relax

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Candelaria is a nice village for a short visit. There is nothing much to see and I can't say that the basilica alone is worth the road there. Make sure to wander around the city a bit more, see the cave (just try to hold you breath when going to the far corners) and read about the place. Recommended if... More 

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