Ermita de San Pedro

El Hierro

Dating to the 17th century, this whitewashed roadside church with a stone-adorned tower and a Mudéjar-style artesonado (ceiling of interlaced beams with decorative insertions) is a classic example of El Hierro religious architecture.

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