Iglesia del Salvador

Top choice in Santa Cruz de la Palma

The interior of this magnificent church boasts a glittering baroque pulpit dating back to 1750 and a stunningly intricate and coloured 16th-century wooden ceiling considered to be one of the best Mudéjar (Islamic-style architecture) works in all the Canaries. There are also several fine sculptures, dazzling stained-glass windows and a huge portrait of St Christopher and another portraying St Michael. The church overlooks and dominates Plaza de España.

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1. Plaza de España

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2. Ayuntamiento

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3. Ermita de San Sebastián

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This small and tranquil chapel, centrally located in the Plaza de San Sebastián behind the Iglesia de San Salvador, is generally closed to the public.

4. Palacio de Salazar


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5. Centro de Interpretación de La Bajada

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6. Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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7. Playa de Santa Cruz de La Palma

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8. Ermita de San José

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A simple whitewashed 17th-century chapel that gives the name to the street on which it stands.