Iglesia de la Candelaria

El Hierro

The most important sight in La Frontera, this 19th-century church is built on the site of a 17th-century chapel. The three-nave interior reveals two rows of pretty stone columns and an ornate golden 19th-century altar, while out the back, a short but steep climb leads up to a late-20th-century hilltop bell tower from where the gulf valley spreads out before you like a patchwork quilt of fields and banana plantations.

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Nearby El Hierro attractions

1. Plaza de la Candelaria

0.01 MILES

La Frontera's delightful plaza centres on the 19th-century Iglesia de la Candelaria, backed by benches and a fountain.

3. Bodega Uwe Urbach

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4. Mirador de la Llanía

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5. Ecomuseo de Guinea & Lagartario


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6. Mirador de Jinama

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7. Charco de los Sargos

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