Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

Church in Candelaria

This large domed church dates from 1959 and sits at the edge of the town centre, overlooking a rocky beach and flanked by a plaza where nine huge statues of Guanche warriors stand guard. During the official festivities for the Virgen de la Candelaria celebration on 15 August, this plaza fills with pilgrims and partygoers from all over the islands. If you visit during a mass, you will probably find it is standing room only.